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 series.
Cornell wrote, produced, and performs in his own solo, interactive show,“A Fascinating Rhythm,” reaching over 500 libraries, schools and festivals.
Cornell Coley, M. Ed.
...to my Teachers in African Diaspora drum and 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