Drumming and Your Brain: Magic and Science | Cornell Coley | TEDxJamaicaPlain – W/Evaluation Form

Drumming and Your Brain: Magic and Science | Cornell Coley | TEDxJamaicaPlain

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Drums and rhythm are Cornell Coley’s tools for activism. He has sculpted his Afro-Latin roots, performance training, drum circle facilitation skills and spiritual development into a full-time career that reaches people of all ages, nationalities and abilities. In this powerful, fun and creative talk he describes, demonstrates and performs to show you the magic – how his approach to drumming preps toddlers for learning, builds life skills in at-risk teens, and rewires your brain.

Cornell Coley is a full-time teaching artist, former folkloric dancer and arts administrator whose has won multiple grants and awards. His work and research have taken him to West Africa, across the USA, the Caribbean, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia. He relishes the daily challenge of creating rhythm-based music in community to improve lives.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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