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AFRIKA GENTE ~ Afro-Latin Jazz Collaborations

While the CORONA VIRUS has temporarily halted activities in public settings, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I continue to develop video programs, projects and Zoom teaching on the arts and culture of the African, Caribbean and Afro-Latin diaspora.


They are available upon request.


Please use this contact info: 617-935-7614                 cc@afrolatin.net

"A FASCINATING RHYTHM" Family Concert 2021 

During the 2020-21 pandemic, Families Creating Together and KINections joined the City's Opportunity Fund to support a family concert with 5 musicians streamed live to YouTube.

HealthRhythms trained

Check it out!

2020 - RITUAL OBJECTS FOR A NEW WORLD

A CICADA-funded Art at a Distance Project

Original music by Cornell Coley

Art by Kate Reed 

KECOSA COLLECTIVE

In November 2017, Cornell Coley and Kenny Kozol convened outstanding international artists and produced "The Soul of Latin Jazz" a  powerful concert with dance, poetry and visual art.

​​For 2018, we expanded the project, added Sandra "Sasi" Marcelino to the team and launched the KECOSA COLLECTIVE Together, we produced "Soul Synergy Live!" for 2018 - here below.











*See the 2017 concert on video page

Afro-Latin

Cultural Studies

  • Africa
  • Cuba
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • USA

Teaching Artist in Education & Health

​         Drumming, Dance & Culture

Cornell Coley, M. Ed. 

“…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