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 Diaspora.
Our "folk" repertoire includes drumming, dancing, singing and folkloric instruments.
The collaborative crosses genres into dance, spoken word poetry, theater and visual arts.
Mack the Knife
Girl From Ipanema
Day by Day
Them There Eyes
Beyond the Sea
It Don't Mean a Thing
Listen to Music Samples
Capullito de Aleli
Here Comes the King
Ran Kan Kan
Vamos P'al Monte
Old Lady Walk a Mile and a Half
COLLABORATORS - across genres
AFRIKA GENTE "VINTAGE"
...brings back the magical music from golden era of jazz and Latin, performed especially for seniors - featuring vocalist Fulani Haynes.
Event Producer & Teaching Artist
Performance, Education, Health
Cultural Studies, Drums and Dance
Cornell Coley, M. Ed.