Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has joined the chorus of people offering tributes and condolences to calypso icon Sandra Des-Vignes-Millington, Singing Sandra.
Persad-Bissessar said Trinidad and Tobago has lost a gifted singer, songwriter and artiste in Singing Sandra.
She said Sandra’s powerful voice and stirring lyrics will be remembered by fans here in Trinidad and Tobago and worldwide.
“The veteran calypsonian’s passion for her art was palpable in her performances, captivating audiences and earning her the coveted Calypso Monarch title on two occasions.
Her songs such as “Voices From The Ghetto” and “Die With My Dignity” remain compelling social commentaries, and give listeners insight into her experiences and how they shaped her life.”
Persad-Bissessar said “As we reflect on the life of a cultural icon, let us honour her legacy, and look to her art for inspiration.”