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Javoen Byrd/Tunji Awodi: From South Seattle to Nigeria to New Orleans

By Polly Trout

Tunji Awodi. Photo Credit: Polly Trout
Tunji Awodi. Photo Credit: Polly Trout

Javoen Byrd, who performs African and Afro-Caribbean music under the stage name Tunji Awodi, will be making a brief visit to Seattle July 10-11 for two shows at the Moore Theater with Northwest Tap Connection. He will be drumming in the Congolese style for Odyssey – The Story of Three Dancers. The performance resonates with Javoen’s own odyssey and his vision for using African music, culture, and spirituality to empower black youth. Continue reading Javoen Byrd/Tunji Awodi: From South Seattle to Nigeria to New Orleans