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Copper Wimmin

These three vocal amazons leave audiences large and small with the sense of having witnessed something extraordinary. Moving mountains three pebbles at a time aptly describes the ever changing, pulsating vibrancy of their fiery brand of social consciousness. They continue to be committed to building community, sharing a message of healing, and helping to ignite social change.

Copper Wimmin met in a children's chorus at the age of twelve. Sophia Mallie, Kiranjot Kaur, and Alyx Benham-Autuori grew up best friends and began writing and performing their own songs in their late teens. The groups name 'Copper Wimmin' originates from the book 'The Daughters of Copper Woman' by Anne Cameron. The book is a collection of creation legends from indigenous peoples of Canada. According to one legend, the first woman on earth was Copper Woman.

The vocal trio from Sonoma County, CA, was officially formed in 1995 and they released their 3 albums in 1998, 2001,and 2005. They were finalists in the Lilith Fair Talent search, and silver medalists in the A cappella Harmony sweepstakes, where they also won first place for best original song and arrangement. They were featured on Amy Goodmans NPR program Democracy Now, and were the recipients of the 2006 Isadora Duncan Dance award for best musical score in collaboration with Dance Brigade. Copper Wimmin has shared the stage with Jason Mraz, Bobbi McFerron, and Jesca Hoop. In 2006, their song "Bleeding Rivers" was featured on the Showtime television series 'The L Word.'

In 2006 Copper Wimmin disbanded to pursue individual projects and interests. Kiranjot Kaur travelled to India to study classical Indian music for 5 years, and now brings her practice of sacred chanting and prayer to the trio. She also plays harmonium. Sophia Mallie released a solo album called Ready Now, and has been teaching yoga and studying guitar. Alyx Benham Autuori has been studying voice and piano, and all three women have new original songs that are currently being developed by Copper Wimmin.

In 2016 the trio reunited to perform a sold out show at the TMS Performing Arts Center in San Rafael, CA. They were warmly received and are very excited to embark on this next phase of their musical journey.


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