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NACC: Two-time Calypso Monarch Singing Sandra was a national treasure

“[…] Sandra Des Vignes-Millington is among only three female calypsonians to have won the National Calypso Monarch title and the only one to have won it on two occasions.

“Singing Sandra will long be remembered, not only for her commitment to the art form, but even more so for the commitment and sterling support and guidance she has given to the younger, particularly female, artistes in the fraternity…”

Photo: Former Calypso Monarch Sandra “Singing Sandra” DesVignes.
(Copyright Sokah to Soca)

The following press statement on the passing of former Calypso Monarch Singing Sandra was submitted to Wired868 by the National Action Cultural Committee (NACC):

The National Action Cultural Committee (NACC) wishes to extend its condolences to the family, friends and fans of Sandra Des Vignes-Millington (Singing Sandra). 

Singing Sandra was one of our nation’s leading artistes, whose achievements in calypso won her several accolades during a career spanning almost four decades.

Sandra Des Vignes-Millington is among only three female calypsonians to have won the National Calypso Monarch title and the only one to have won it on two occasions.

Singing Sandra will long be remembered, not only for her commitment to the art form, but even more so for the commitment and sterling support and guidance she has given to the younger, particularly female, artistes in the fraternity.

Sandra Des Vignes-Millington was certainly a national treasure who gave calypso patrons years of entertainment and inspiration. May she find peace in rest.

Editor’s Note: Five women have won the National Calypso Monarch title and not three, as stated in the NACC release. Those five are Calypso Rose (1978), Singing Sandra (1999, 2003), Denyse Plummer (2001), Karene Asche (2011), and Terri Lyons (2020).

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  1. Earl Best

    Without counting, I am willing to bet this “tribute” does not get up to 150 words.

    For a national treasure, NACC? Why trouble yourself?

    Burkie qualified for more than that and not even Marlene would have dared to argue that he was a national treasure.