Caribbean Beat Magazine

Singing Sandra: One Voice from the Ghetto

Woman power of calypso? Even though Calypso Rose once won the calypso crown in Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival– the first woman ever to manage it, 22 years ago in 1978– the men usually rule the stage. But last year Singing Sandra won the Calypso Monarch competition, singing song for Healing and Voices from the Ghetto. The men had to take a back seat. Michael Goodwin explains how the tables were turned
Sandra de Vignes — Singing Sandra. Photograph by Horace Ové