Trinidad Guardian 12/6/2018
The calypso fraternity has been plunged into mourning for the fourth time in recent weeks with the death of the Mighty Composer (Fred Mitchell).
Composer – calypsonian and more
THE EDITOR: My sincere condolences to the family and fans of Baba Agba Olu Sino Amono, calypsonian Composer, who passed away on Wednesday at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. For the record, he is one TT citizen who considered his birth name, Fred Mitchell, to be his “slave name.”
He has passed away leaving some unfinished work which would have crowned his achievements. He wanted to have a series that applauded the legacy of the older calypsonians. May we get the time and place to fulfil his dream.
He was born on June 8, 1935 and grew up in Icacos, from where he drew his inspiration. He leaves to mourn his wife, Cynthia Charles, children, Juliet Mitchell-Dumas, Kenlis Charles and Ricky Charles, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His background was in music and together with his siblings Nodnal, Una, Majorie, Peter “Boyie” and Raymond formed the Singing Mitchells. That group sang chorus for Sparrow’s recording company, before Composer began a solo career as a calypsonian at Sparrow’s Original Young Brigade in 1964.