“for the LOVE of Music” with Sara Troy and her guests Banjii and Mayuri, on air from February 22nd
Hailing from Georgia, award-winning music duo Banjii and Mayuri announce the release of “Uncommon Love Story,” a compilation of original songs, with each track telling a unique story but linking cohesively with the other. Every song is accompanied by music videos shot in different scenic locations across the United States while diving deeper into the minds, spirits, and lives of Banjii and Mayuri.
The seven-part video series “Uncommon Love Story” loosely follows the eastern concept of the seven chakras, which are centers of spiritual power in the human body. The first song, which premiered on September 29, “Copper Lines,” focuses on the first and root chakra, representing survival and grounding. While the second song, “Ancient Lover” released on November 19, focuses on the second and sacral chakra, expressing sensuality.
Banjii and Mayuri follow the flow of their day-to-day lives when choosing the filming location for their videos, and each video tells a powerful story. Filmed at the site of their wedding in Arizona, the first video, “Copper Lines,” highlights their marriage ceremony, which was planned in 48 hours with the help of an elopement company in Sedona. Although initially in Sedona, to celebrate the harvest moon, the song’s impetus, timing, and synchronicity seemed fitting to celebrate and shoot at the location that was the inspiration for the music.
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“Ancient Lover,” the second song featured on the album, explores their love story, a story of neighbors who met and eventually fell in love during the pandemic. The video features California spots the two explored during their honeymoon.
The duo believes in living their life to their full potential by surpassing stereotypes and expressing themselves freely and fully. They hope to inspire others to do the same. Mayuri shares, “Together we can surpass systems, borders, boundaries, stereotypes, expectations, obligations that are holding us back from reaching our full potential as individuals and as a society. While we know this conceptually, sometimes this is hard to apply practically. We believe in being the example by living the example.”
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