Another Magic Showcase #2!
Hosted by Seattle musician/arts facilitator Another Magic (Thomas Arndt), this monthly showcase features innovative artists performing live songs, talking about their creative processes, and interacting with the live audience.
Details for the Zoom event released the day of.
6-7pm Showcase 7-8pm Dance Party
ARTIST LINE UP:
Valerie Troutt is a tremendously creative artist for whom art and activism are intertwined. Bay-area born and bred, her spiritual and social justice-driven performances mirror her lifelong hunger for social connection and cultural narratives. Troutt likens herself to a modern day griot for the people. Her studio album The Oakland Girl comes out soon on Slow & Steady Records.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Emma Alabaster works as a musician, composer, cultural organizer, and educator throughout New York City. Emma performs under her name and as decibelists with drummer, Leo Ferguson. www.emmaalabaster.com
Frank Mugisha is a Rwandan-Ugandan dance artist based in Kampala. He has trained in contemporary dance, breakdance and African traditional dances, which he fuses to create a unique artistic identity.
As a creative facilitator, movement student, educator, and performer, Mugisha uses dance as a tool for self-expression, bridge-building and a vehicle for social change.
Mugisha's work has sent him all around the world. He focuses on the continuous unlearning of all he's been taught as an African man that he feels belittles him and the ways of his people—and he constantly seeks to reinvent and remember new and ancient ways of being in balance with self, others, and his surroundings.
Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite makes rare Palo Alto appearance, for “the holidays”: Chanukah, Christmas, Holi, ‘Festivus’, My Baby Done Left Me, Super Sunday. All shades of blue welcome to this non- denominational yet slightly funky event. Oakland soul treasure Valerie Troutt opens.
“Find Your Light” is about self-care. It’s about giving Black Women a safe space to untangle and separate from the constructs of the white center, and thrive knowing and accepting who they are individually and collectively. “Find Your Light” designs experiences using soulful motivational music along with a guided journal, and workshop series to help foster healthy, courageous and healing conversations within the Black Women’s community and beyond.
Find Your Light was founded by Master SongCare Specialist, Experience Designer and Oakland Native Valerie Troutt
This event is the first of its kind and will host 30+ Women to come experience a revival of the divine SHE. So RSVP through eventbrite to get your ticket ASAP.
Oakland PRIDE at the Oakland Museum featuring Valerie Troutt & MoonCandy
Oakland Sings! will bring together numerous Oakland-based vocal groups in a night of singing for social change! All proceeds benefit POOR Magazine and Youth Spirit Artworks, two arts and media based non-profit organizations who are intentionally and meaningfully serving low-income, homeless, and otherwise silenced and underserved communities. Featuring WeSing Choir, RISE, Thrive Choir, MoonCandy Live House Community Choir and the Jazz Mafia Choral Syndicate! Produced by Lisa Forkish and the WeSing Choir and sponsored by First Congregational Church of Oakland.