Where I Have Been and Where to Catch Me!

Past Speaking Events


March 26, 2023: Guest Speaker

Brooklyn Book Fair

The Coal Pot, 1466 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn, NY


December 2 – 4, 2022: Guest Speaker

Medger Evers College Preparatory School and The Crown Hill Theater

Brooklyn, New York

Theme: Caribbean Music, Dance & Culture Symposium

October 13, 2022: Guest Speaker

The University of the West Indies, Institute of Caribbean Studies

Topic: Unpacking the Connections, Interconnections & Disconnections of Kaisofusion in the Diaspora

Virtual Event

September 9, 2022: Panelist/Interviewee

The musical contribution of Soca Star, Machel Montano – in celebration of MM40

Event: I Belong to the House of Music series in collaboration with the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival and Center for Fiction

15 La Fayette Ave., Brooklyn, New York

June 27, 2022: Panel Presentation

Caribbean Studies Association Panel in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month

Title: Unpacking Connections, Disconnections and Inter-connections within Caribbean American cultures

Zoom Online Platform

June 23, 2022: Roundtable Discussant

Caribbean Connections Celebrates “All of WE is Family” Caribbean-American Heritage Month

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

Title: Calypso and Soca in New York – A decade that brought change 1980s – 1990s

June 14, 2022: Public Talk

TropicalFete presents Authors Connecting

In Celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Brooklyn Public Library

New Lots, Brooklyn, New York

Title: Unpacking the future of continuing synergies and migratory movements of Trinidad and Tobago’s Calypso and Soca in New York

June 3, 2022: Panelist

Caribbean Studies Association Conference

Topic: Caribbean Creativity Through Expressions of Blackness, Food and Popular Music

Virtual Event

March 5, 2022: Presenter

Caribbean Studies Association Young Scholars Mentoring Programme

Topic: Caribbean Music – coping with Diversity

Virtual Event

February 14, 2022: Roundtable Discussant

Africana Studies Series – A Love Balm for the Ages – Music and Wellness in the African Diaspora

Queens College, Queens, New York

Title: Black Music, Wellness and the Diaspora

February 2022: Facilitator

The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) Secondary School Lecctures

Topic: Calypso Music: Moving Beyond Adversity


October 29, 2021: Panelist

Consul General for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in New York, The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO)

Theme: Calypso “Limitless Lyrical Power”

Virtual Event

October 19, 2021: Guest Lecturer

Finger Lakes Community College – SUNY

Canandaigua, New York

Title: People Power Movements in Caribbean Festival Culture – The Calypso Experience

October 1, 2021: Interviewee

TTT Live – NOW Morning Show Interview

Topic: Discussing plans to celebrate Calypso History Month – De Bell Reigns

September 27, 2021: Guest Lecturer

Cornell University, Africana Studies and Research Center

Ithaca, New York

Title: People Power Movements in Caribbean Festival Culture

August 26, 2021: Guest Speaker

Coléaas Conversations

Topic: Student Affairs & Academic Affairs: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Virtual Event

June 25, 2021: Panelist

International Journal of Carnival Arts Calypso Explicator Webinar Series

Topic: Calypso Migration: Trinidad & Tobago and the Eastern Caribbean Meet Their Diaspora

June 1, 2021: Conference Session

Caribbean Studies Association 45th Annual Conference

Topic: Re-imagining Caribbean Cultural Performances in the Age of COVID-19

April 30, 2021: Discussion session between Professor Hollis Liverpool and Meagan Sylvester

Warfield Center for African and African American Studies at UT AUSTIN

College of Liberal Arts, Cornell University

Title: Calypso as a Form of Resistance

April 26, 2021: Guest Speaker

The University of the West Indies, Centre for Health Economics

HEU Webinar Series

Topic: Social Security and the Informal Economy

April 23, 2021: Panel Discussion

PopCon Music Conference

Theme: Hope in Darkness: Music that Reclaimed Our Joy

Virtual Event


November 3, 2020: Caribbean Worlds: An Introduction

Guest Lecture

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Title: Defiant Youth, Womanhood, Femininity and Gender Justice in Caribbean Pop Music

October 2020: Calypso History Month Lecture

TUCO’s Education and Research Department

Marabella North Secordary School

Title: Calypso…Beyond Boundaries & Borders

September 17, 2020: Panelist

MoPOP Pop Conference Spotlight Panel

Theme: Ladies of the Night: Resistant Youth Who Shaped Pop Culture & the Underground

Virtual Event

June 16, 2020: National Caribbean Heritage Month Webinar Series

45th Caribbean Studies Association Conference

Title: Caribbean-American Connections, Social Justice and Shared Dreams

Virtual Event


June 24, 2019: Dept. of English

College of Humanities

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Title: Trinidadian Language, Culture and Identity


April 3, 2018: Jamaica Theological Seminary

Kingston, Jamaica

Title:  Race and Ethnicity in the development of music of Trinidad and Tobago


September 2016: Public Presentation as part of The Executive Council of The Caribbean Studies Association public talk

Topic; Music of the Caribbean and its diasporic contributions

University of Miami

March 9, 2016: Public Presentation after accepting the position of new Editorial Board Member of the online Journal “Commentaries” which has its base in Dutch Sint Maarten

The University of St. Martin

March 9, 2016: Public Talk on the Sociology of Music

The University of St. Martin

St. Martin,

Dutch Caribbean


April 16, 2015

Northern Caribbean University

Mandeville, Jamaica

Title of talk: The socio-political issues affecting the development of music in the Caribbean


July 9, 2014: Rutgers University

Department of Geography

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The United States of America

Title of talk: Issues of Identity and Culture in Music