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Presenter Preview: Javoen Byrd

Four Directions

African Drumming for Therapy – Javoen Byrd

Javoen Byrd, MA is an Olympia-based Ethnomusicologist. He received his BA at The Evergreen State College and his Masters at the University of Washington. He is dedicated to providing multicultural education and healing through drum facilitation across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. He is a serial entrepreneur who created the nonprofit “The Hawk Foundation for Research and Education in African/African American Culture”, and is also owner of Awodi Drumming LLC, which has won a state contract through the Department of Children and Family Services to provide African music education for incarcerated youth.  

Four Directions – Cultural Awareness and Healing Support Conference

September 18-21- 2023

Four Directions continues to grow and offer so much since it was first launched 15 years ago. This year’s Four Directions conference promises to be one of the best opportunities to combine evidence-based and culturally based treatment, prevention, and recovery practices yet!