“…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.”
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."
Peabody Essex Museum
"...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!"
Worcester Public Library
In November 2017, Cornell Coley and Kenny Kozol convened international artists and produced a powerful Latin jazz concert with dance, poetry and visual art.
We've expanded the project for 2018, added Sandra "Sasi" Marcelino to the team and new name KECOSA COLLECTIVE. Launched a great workshop in May that featured Joh Camara, Missia and Fomoro Dioubate.
Be on the lookout for our next events!
Private DRUM CLASSES
TODDLER & PRE-SCHOOL DRUMMING
AFRIKA GENTE ~ Afro-Latin Jazz Project
SUMMER COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLES
10 MEMORY CAFE in Newton Sr. Ctr.
12 Drum Circle at Council Towers
13 Drum Circle Mattapan Library
14 Drum Circle at Cambridge Homes Sr. Ctr.
15 Drum Circle at Mattapan Farmer's Mkt.
16 So. African Drum & Singing Workshop
24 Friendship Works Drum Circle
28-30 Drum at the End of the Rainbow Camp
Free Concerts and Community Jam Sessions
in Roslindale Square
Features an excellent core band. Each Sunday has a different theme.
August 12 - Indie, singer songwriter
August 19 - Jazz, Latin, Pop
August 26 - Rock, Blues
Open invitation for people to sit in.
I will be there - organizing and playing.
"SOUL SYNERGY" PROJECT
Teaching Artist in Education & Health
Drumming, Dance & Culture
Live Arts Boston
Cornell Coley, M. Ed.