Cornell W. Coley, M.Ed.
Arts & Diversity Educator, Therapeutic Drummer
Drum Circle Facilitator
Bandleader - Afrika Gente & VINTAGE
Africa, Caribbean, Brazil, US – Music, Dance & Culture
Drumming and Diversity Instructor
- K- 12 school, after-school, colleges, community centers, hospitals and medical centers
- therapeutic drum circles for schools, hospitals, clinics and youth centers
Cultural Curriculum Developer
- African Diaspora (scattering from the homeland) in the US, Caribbean, Mexico, South & Central America & Brazil
Solo Performer - "A Fascinating Rhythm" interactive program with drums & folkloric instruments, dance and songs - for all ages
Bandleader - "Afrika Gente" band --- Latin jazz, zouk, soca, soucous, afro-beat, jazz and samba
"VINTAGE" band - Latin, jazz & pop for senior living centers
“…A reflective, insightful individual who brings to his work in the arts, in education and in the community a genuine understanding of the creative process.”
Linda Beardsley, Massachusetts Department of Education
" ...fantastic and a great personality. Refocused the energy on the unit. Favorite by far! ... great job getting many of us out of our shell."
Butler Hospital, RI
"Exceeded my expectations! The audience participation component also made the performance especially memorable."
Brooke DiGiovanni Evans, Education Specialist, Peabody Essex Museum - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"...I am not quite sure how you managed to get such a large array of novice percussionists and dancers to all work together...it was magic!... participation all the way from the back row!"
AAnn Hbrowshy - Worcester Public Library
CURRENT & COMING UP!
SOLO PERFORMANCE, WORKSHOPS 2013
"A Fascinating Rhythm"
~Martha Eliot Haelth Center ~ June 7, 2014
Tewksbury Hospital July - August 2013
~ therapeutic drumming - focus on Huntington's disease & brain damage
Boston Public Schools September 2013 - June 2014
~Ellis Elementary School * funded by EdVestors, BPS Arts Expansion
~UP Academy Middle School, South Boston
~Nauset High School, Cape Cod ~Spring 2014
~ Wellfleet Green Beats Summer Program ~Since 2009
~Hyde Square Task Force - Musicians in Community (MIC) ~ ongoing
Handreach Beat Brigade ~March 3 (monthly)
Kesher Newton Brookline ~June 8
TODDLER & PRE-SCHOOL DRUM CIRCLES
Since 2005 ~ Toddler Drum Circle facilitator at Spontaneous Celebrations Community Center
~Now Booking Upon Request~
February 27 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Fulani & VINTAGE BAND
Roxbury Senior Living
April 30 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Urban Edge Annual Meeting (quartet)
July 26 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Fulani & VINTAGE BAND
Goddard House, Brookline