Modern Mantras and Devotional Songs
Reunited after an eleven year hiatus, Alyx Autuori and Kiranjot Kaur's new project EnChanted fuses devotional mantras and original songs. Both founding members of the vocal trio Copper Wimmin, they have been singing together since they were 12 years old. They were featured on Amy Goodmans NPR program Democracy Now and their song Bleeding Rivers was on the Showtime television series The L Word, they were also the recipient of the Isadora Duncan Dance award for best musical score. Loyal longtime fans have been listening and singing their music for years, in singing groups, birthing ceremonies and rallies and have been eagerly awaiting their reemergence! Now back together with their spellbinding vocal harmonies, EnChanted is not just a listening experience, it is a communal meditation in which the distinction between audience and performer dissolves.
Alyx Autuori sang German folk songs in three-part harmony as a child with her parents. From this place, she developed a deep love for harmonizing and blending vocally with others. She sang in many choirs and was a founding member of the acapella trio Copper Wimmin. She has worked in hospice and in hospitals providing therapeutic music. She sings every day with her children and husband and finds this practice to be nourishing and uplifting for the whole family. Alyx uses songwriting as a multi-dimensional healing process and believes that humans singing together can regenerate and transform the world.
Kiranjot Kaur is a Sebastopol native, and international musician and teacher. Coming from a long family line of creatives, she first received her degree in fine arts from California College of the Arts and was a founding member of the music group Copper Wimmin. In 2006 Kiranjot refocused her career around classical Indian music and spent five years living and studying under the guidance of her beloved teacher Ustad Narindar Singh in Amritsar, India. Kundalini Yoga has been an integral part of her life since age 14 and she discovered that her favorite thing in this world is using her voice as a call to stillness and healing by leading groups in meditation with mantras.
EnChanted is not just a listening experience, it is a communal experience in which the distinction between audience and performer is dissolved.”