ALL BLUE: PART ONE (MAJORELLE!) MULTIMEDIA FUTURISTIC RNB ALBUM
2018-PRESENT, DETROIT








To further share the empathic qualities of its 1st Telepresence Performance & Music Festival with simultaneous acts by musicians and performers in Detroit and Tehran, Poetic Societies is producing "ALL BLUE: Part One (MAJORELLE!)," the first of its kind bilingual Afro/Persian futuristic R&B album by Salakastar curated by Ava Ansari in collaboration with an incredible group of artists and musicians in Detroit. Envisioned as a meditation kit with therapeutic songs, visuals, and means evoking blueness—depression, resilience, and magic—in Detroit and Tehran, the vinyl album 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.



Inspired by the complex philosophies and practices of divinity in African and Persian cultures, "ALL BLUE: PART ONE (MAJORELLE!)" will include a 12" vinyl of ceremonial songs in English and Farsi in a cover of kaleidoscopic designs layering African Fractals and Persian Sacred Geometry patterns with urban landscapes of Detroit and Tehran. Recorded at Luis Resto's music studio at the Eastern Market in collaboration with an incredible group of Detroit musicians, the album stays true to the ritualistic essence of its live performance and extends its empathic notions to intimate experiences of everyday healing.

Dedicated to all "whose voices were swallowed too long" as described in one of its seven songs, "Tea Time (Waking Lullaby)," the album carries extensive multiversal feminine qualities intersecting ancestral and contemporary times, spaces, and intentions. For generations, African-American communities have tapped into "the blue space" to find strength and channel magical selves for the highest expression of their ancestral lines. By extending and connecting the healing qualities of blueness as it corresponds to other marginalized communities, we hope to hold an inclusive space of global blue healing that celebrates Detroit, presents a new generation of Detroit musicians, and transmutes intertwined global systems of suppression.

Special thanks to Luis Resto’s music studio, the Feeder Loft.