This needs to tie the band together. Its needs to set the tone for her stage. When Mama J puts on a show, she is inviting people to visit her world. Her stage is her home. Her stage is her safe space.
This is the main theme of the backdrop:
A look into the magical world of mama j. A world where everything is connected. everything is in harmony. Everything contains symbolism, and everything is possible. We want to take people to this world.
Think Jungle book. And the movie “avatar”. These are magical worlds. Lord of the rings is also another example of a magical world.
We need to show people what Mama J’s magical world looks like
This is not about mama j herself, but the world that she lives in. You can find elements of her personality throughout this world.
We imagine this looking like a magical, mystical nature scene.
What is in her world?
Use all the info you already know about mama J
Brainstorm about what your own magical world would feel like
And then consider the following elements:
Rivers, feathers, birds, animals, children, child praying, buddhism, hinduism, crazy roots and trees, leaves, elements of the earth, the 4 seasons, landscape, mountains, rays of sunlight, woman tree, flowers, family, a pond, symbolism, prayers being answered, magic, fairies, native ceremony, waterfall, tribal ceremony, seance, mystical, the indian god “ganesh” (remover of obstacles), peace, serenity, mother earth.
We need to work with a designer who has the ability to capture the spirit of Mama J. We need a designer who can create from the heart, and not the mind. We need to work with someone who can channel Mama J.
Who is Mama J?
Mama J is a goddess. She is bright, colorful, and energetic. She is a spiritual being. (but she is not an ultra spiritual person or a hipster) She is mothering and nurturing, but commands thunder and lightning when she needs to.
She is free. She is the earth. She is a survivor. She has overcome a lifetime of trauma and stands triumphantly on the other end as the highest version of herself. She stands in the light and in her truth.
She is radiant. She has the ability to take people to magical world with her voice and spirit.
Above all else, listen to the music, watch the video and read our description of Mama J. Create from that space, and see what flows.