"AFRIKA GENTE" Afro-Latin Jazz Collaborative

PASSION! GROOVE! ROOTS!
sweet melodies, funky riffs and tasty grooves!

AFRIKA GENTE (pronounced "hen-tay") evolved from a Latin jazz and folk dance band to a collaborative of excellent, multi-generational players, with Afro-Latin jazz at its core - versatile as well in: samba, jazz, afro-beat, zouk, soca, blues and more. The "folk"  repertoire includes drumming, dancing, singing and folkloric instruments.
The collaborative crosses genres not only in music, dance and spoken word poetry, but into theater and visual arts.











REPERTOIRE

Raw Codfish
Cachao's Descarga

Afro-Blue

Satin Doll

Mack the Knife

A Train

Girl From Ipanema

Black Nile

Blue Bossa

Day by Day

Summertime

​Them There Eyes

Beyond the Sea

Jamaica Farewell

It Don't Mean a Thing

Recent Performances

  • House of Blues
  • Jamaica Plain Open Studios
  • Jamaica Plain World's Fair
  • Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Mayor's Office "Hub On Wheels" fundraiser
  • Middle East Club
  • Ryles Nightclub and Restaurant
  • Sociedad Latino
  • Spontaneous Celebrations'
  • ~Tropical Fiesta &
  • ~Wake up the Earth Festival
  • Waltham River Festival
  • Hibernian Hall
  • Roslindale Farmers Market
  • Taste of Roslindale
  •  Circle the City - Boston
  • Waltham Farmers Market
  • Sustainability Guild
  • Cleary Sq. Traffic Jam
  • Urban Edge Annual Meeting
  • Missions for Children Gala
  • Hyde Sq. Task Force
  • BB&N School
  • Camp Harborview
  • Casa Nueva Vida


Teaching Artist in Education & Health

​         Drumming, Dance & Culture

AFRIKA GENTE "VINTAGE" 

...brings back the magical music from golden era of jazz and Latin, performed especially for seniors - featuring vocalist Fulani Haynes.

MUSIC

Cornell Coley, M. Ed. 

Featured Performances

  • Linden Ponds Assisted Living, Hingham
  • Epoch Assisted Living, Newton
  • Unquity House, Milton
  • Winter Valley, Milton
  • Goddard House, Brookline​

REPERTOIRE


Listen to Samples

Afro Blue 
Brazilian Dorian Dream

Impromptu

Mongo's Mambo

Obsesion


Raw Codfish
Nuyorican Nights 
Cachao's Descarga
Capullito de Aleli 
Maria Cervantes 
Sandunga Mofongo 
Here Comes the King 
Mambo Influenciado 
Ran Kan Kan
Vamos P'al Monte
Linda Chicana
Mambo Inn
Wave
Old Lady Walk a Mile and a Half

O'Nosso Amor
Cuban Descarga