Other Writings

Published articles:

·         Reading History, Performing Carib:  The Santa Rosa Festival and Amerindian Identity in Trinidad,” Caribbean Studies Journal, Vol.36 (2): 65-94.

·         CD liner notes (Spanish calypso translations).  West Indian Rhythm: Trinidad Calypsos 1938-1940.  Box set.  Bear Family Records, 2006.

·         The Rise of Chutney Soca in Trinidad.”  Chutney & Carnival Magazine 2005, Trinidad and Tobago. St. Augustine, Trinidad:  Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC), 2005.

·         Carnival Photos, The Caribbean Carnival of Manchester, Manchester City Council, 2004. 

·         Steel Band,” “Tenor pan,” “Double Seconds,” “Double Tenor,” “Cello pan,” “Quadrophonics,” “Guitars,” “Tenor Bass,” “Bass,” “Engine Room,” “Brake Iron” entries, Wesleyan Virtual Instrument Museum.  Wesleyan University Music Department.  Spring 2004. 

·         CD liner notes, Strictly Parang, Vol. 1: The Best of Trinidad Parang.  Rituals Music CMG 0102, 2002.

·         Reinventing Steel Pan on Record: Local and Global Dialectics,” CBMR (Center for Black Music Research) Digest, Vol.14 No.1, Spring 2001.

·         Re-Discovering Trinidad Folk Music,” CBMR (Center for Black Music Research) Digest, Vol. 13, No.2, Fall 2000.


Papers and presentations:

·         Reading History, Performing Carib:  The Santa Rosa Festival and Amerindian Identity in Trinidad,” Society of Ethnomusicology (SEM) Conference, Wesleyan University, Fall 2008. 

·         Parang:  Finding a Place for Spanish Creole Identity in the Trinidadian National Calendar,” Society of Ethnomusicology (SEM) Conference, Honolulu, Fall 2007

·         Cycles of Celebration:  Hispanic Traditions and Community in Trinidad,” Music Department Colloquium, Wesleyan University, May 2005

·         The Steel Band and Trinidadian Carnival,” lecture/demo for World Music course, Eastern Connecticut State University, Fall 2004

·         The Spanish Creole Music of Trinidad:  An Assessment from the Field,” Fulbright Fellows Caribbean Regional Meeting, U.S. Embassy of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica, Spring 2003.

·         Trinidad’s Carnival Music and the Impact of Youth Culture,” guest lecture given in World Music seminar, University of Chicago, Spring 2000. 

·         "The Trinidadian Steel Band and Contemporary Issues in Field Research," lecture/demo presented in Musicology Lecture Series, University of Florida, March 1996

·         "East Indian Music in Trinidad," guest lecture given in Caribbean History to 1800 seminar, University of Florida, April 1996

·         "Trinidadian Music and the Steel Band," guest lecture/demonstrations given in Latin American Music seminar, University of Florida, Spring 1994, 1996

·         "Mediaization of Trinidadian Steel Band Recordings," paper presented at Graduate Student Forum, University of Florida, March 1995

·         "The Steel Band in Multicultural Education," demonstration/presentation given at International Music Educators Association Conference, University of Florida, 1995