Sandra Des Vignes-Millington, two-time Calypso Monarch, Singing Sandra. (Image courtesy Singing Sandra Facebook)

Opposition Leader and former Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC MP, says this country must honour the legacy left behind by Singing Sandra / Sandra Des Vignes-Millington, who died on Wednesday night.

In an official statement paying tribute to Singing Sandra, Mrs Persad-Bissessar encourages citizens to “look to her art for inspiration”.

The Opposition Leader offered her condolences to the loved ones whom Singing Sandra has left behind.

The full text of her statement, follows…

Kamla pays tribute to Singing Sandra

Trinidad and Tobago has lost a gifted singer, songwriter and artiste in Sandra Des Vignes-Millington, known to all as Singing Sandra.

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.

As we reflect on the life of a cultural icon, let us honour her legacy, and look to her art for inspiration.

On behalf of the Opposition and on my own behalf, I offer condolences to her family, friends and fans worldwide.

May her soul rest in peace.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP
Leader of the Opposition