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Friday October 9, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Another Magic Showcase

A virtual "living room show." Performances and artist talks, this month featuring JuCanta, Audacious IAM and Samara Atkins.

About this Event


Hosted by Seattle artist Another Magic (Thomas Arndt), this monthly showcase, features unique performances from a wide variety of musicians, poets, dancers and more.

Join via Zoom link for an intimate, interactive "living room show." Free/Donations happily accepted, all proceeds go to support the featured artists.



JuCanta is a multi-instrumentalist and a Ph.D. Candidate in Music Education with an emphasis in Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. Born and raised in Recife, Brazil, she blends her sounds of home with the soundscape of her current environment. In 2020, she helped launch and currently directs Baque Maré, Seattle's maracatu de baque virado (an Afro-Brazilian drumming tradition) ensemble.

She's been collaborating with a colleague and Icelandic musician/producer Skúli Gestsson as they navigate their immigrant and academic lives. This sharing will feature some of that collaboration.


Writer, creator, sista, friend and God; Audacious IAM was born and raised down in the Mississippi Delta and now resides in Oakland, California. She is a graduate of both her favorite HBCU, Rust College and liberal arts college, Mills College.

Audacious named Greater Bay Area Teacher of the Year, Best Literary Works of the Year, founding member of the Spoken Word Collective Pr3ssPlay Poets, creator/editor of anthology, Blues Arrival: Stories of the Queer Black South & Migration and new creator of Rose & Owl Poetic Boutique.

Her art is exhibited through words on the page, performance and film in the attempt to transform, dissect and explore the intersection of blackness, queer identity, fragility and being a woman in America and space. As a queer black female artist, she has given and hopes to continue to provide her community with a platform for dialogue, social change and transformation through artistic creation. //


Samara Atkins is an Oakland native and has been dancing, performing, and teaching hip-hop since 1999. Her mission is to utilize dance as a somatic tool for celebrating, addressing, coping, connecting, and healing from our lived experiences.

Samara is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Mix'd Ingrdnts, an all-female, multi-ethnic, multi-genre dance company, with a mission to educate, inspire, and empower women, youth, and the community. She and her crew have been featured in news articles, numerous dance festivals and awards, on the Harry Connick Jr. show, and KQED. She's also choreographer, member, and singer of the two-time GRAMMY-nominated children's music group, Alphabet Rockers.

Samara inspires people everywhere to move, no matter their age or skill level. She teaches classes, facilitates workshops, and engages in community events. Samara is currently a teaching artist through Destiny Arts Center, teaches adult classes at In the Groove Studios, and is doing online offerings.

IG: @Samaralou

FB: Samara Atkins

Venmo: Samara-Atkins



Hailing from Seattle, WA, solo artist Another Magic (aka Thomas Arndt) mixes acoustic bass with found-object drumming and layers of sung harmonies to create a rich, wild textural landscape of sound. Folksy alt-pop with elements of punk and grunge, the songs swirl with anticipation, loss, and the invitation to learn and grow from reconnecting with one's body and intuition.

With a background in Brazilian Carnaval drumming, Another Magic blends pulsing rhythms with field recordings and eroded midi synths. The self-released debut album SUNUNDERWATER/UNDERWATERSUN was released July 17th, 2020. He has been actively creating virtual community events throughout the quarantine.


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