Doctor of Music, University of Pretoria, South Africa/ Masters of Music Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa/ Bachelor of Arts Education, Kenyatta University, Kenya/ On faculty at the University of Zambia School of Education, Lusaka, Zambia/ Vice President - Africa Affairs for the Intercultural Music Initiative (USA)
Dr. Kalinde hails from Zambia, and is on faculty in the Department of Music Education at the University of Zambia, Lusaka. Her credentials are stellar, including accolades as Zambia's first female doctorate degree holder in the field of music education. She received her Doctor of Music degree from the University of Pretoria. South Africa, and since then has written extensively on music education, with academic papers presented at various international conferences including "Musical Globalization: Inferences from the Music of Diamond Platinum," "Fostering Children’s Music in the Mother Tongue in Early Childhood Education," "Laying a Foundation for Optimal Outcomes in Early Childhood Education" (with Dr. E. Musanka), to list just a few. Her current research focuses on the role of African folklore themed musicals as a tool for cognitive learning and early childhood education.