Time: July 18, 2011 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Jacob Edwards Library
Street: 236 Main Street,
City/Town: Southbridge MA 01550
Website or Map: http://www.jacobedwardslibrar…
Event Type: live, music, performance
Organized By: Margaret Morrissey
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2011
Musician and cultural ambassador, Cornell W. Coley will present a dynamic interactive program of drums, dance and culture of the African diaspora, including West and Central Africa, Brazil, Cuba, the Americas and the Caribbean. The program begins with "Sugarfoot" introducing the concept of the body as the first instrument, then he plays the musical bow, talking drum, families of bells, shakers, various drums and the human voice. During this impressive display, he dances! Audience members are invited to dance and participate by playing some of the parts. The finale is a jam session with call-and-response playing. A wonderful opportunity to embrace a multicultural experience.
Cornell Coley, M.Ed., has extensive experience teaching about African-Latin dance, music and cultures at all levels, from K-12 through university, as well as with community groups. He has been a lecturer in the African Diaspora drumming, dance and culture at Smith College and Tufts University and has guest lectured at major colleges, cultural programs, and arts festivals throughout the Northeast and in Jamaica.
Join us for this amazing program which is free thanks to funding by the Southbridge Cultural Council.