RISE IN PARADISE, SINGING SANDRA!!!
As we celebrate Black History Month across the United States, it is important that the contributions of Blacks in the Diaspora be given attention, as calypso was once the “hip-hop” of America’s music industry. (Search: Rum and Coca-Cola.)
Singing Sandra was one of those unique voices in a subculture once considerd “daily news” for the working class. Her topics were exclusive; her lyrics targeted. She was a proud, Black, “Trinbagonian” woman, who used her “bully pulpit” to uplift the listener.
In honor of “Mother”, we share this Newsday article, as we ask that those who are not aware of her contributions, search for them on the internet and elsewhere. May she be welcomed among the Realm of Ancestors. Ase O.