Between 2012 and 2020, Cornell was the Afro-Latin drum specialist at the Hyde Square Task Force and an Artist-in-Residence with the City of Boston and with the Live Arts Boston Program of The Boston Foundation.
In 2017-2018, he co-created and performed in a 2-event Afro-Latin "Soul" concert series. In 2022, he created, produced and performed in "Rhythm
Recipes" a BIPOC healing arts event. In 2023, he created and co-produced "An Evening in Ghana" to a sold-out audience, based on his 2022 trip to Ghana.
Cornell wrote, produced, and performs in his own solo, interactive
"edu"-tainment show,“A Fascinating Rhythm,” reaching over 750 venues.
Cornell Coley, M. Ed.
...to my Teachers in African Diaspora drum, dance and drum circle facilitation, including:
CK Ladzekpo (Ghana), Malonga Casque Lourdes (Congo), Conjunto Folklorico (Cuba), Diane Walker (tap) and Jose Lorenzo (Afro-Brazilian) and Deraldo Ferreira (Capoeira), Arthur Hull (drum circle facilitation) and HealthRhythms Co-Directors Dr. Barry Bittman and Christine Stevens (therapeutic drumming).
Watch Cornell's TEDx Talk
Drumming and the Brain
Event Producer & Teaching Artist
Performance, Education, Health
Cultural Studies, Drums and Dance