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We are thrilled to close the 2019 7th Annual Sidewalk Festival with selected acts from the upcoming album of Poetic Societies’ resident Salakastar, "ALL BLUE: PART ONE (MAGICITY!)." The first of its kind bilingual Afro/Persian futuristic R&B project is co-created by Salakastar and Ava Ansari in collaboration with Ian Finkelstein, Salar Ansari, and Supercoolwicked. Envisioned as a meditation session with therapeutic songs, visuals, and means evoking blueness—depression, resilience, and magic—in Detroit and Tehran, the live performance will be a timely example of womxn of color using media to bridge conflict zones by connecting and celebrating their suppressed narratives of self, land, and belonging. Join us on August 3rd at 9:00 p.m. at the Artist Village Main Court located at 17336 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219.