YAIMA is a Cascadian Folktronic Music Duo based in Seattle WA. 2014-present
Creating a deeply captivating and finely tuned container for their audiences- YAIMA (Mas Higasa and Pepper Proud) allow the listener the opportunity to Journey through Sonic Soundscapes traversing sensually stimulating and heart centered compositions deeply inspiring each listener to return to their truth. Their music is reminiscent of well known music groups such as Purity Ring, Massive Attack, Bjork, Portishead, Wildlight, Emancipator and Lulacruza.
YAIMA’s music is interwoven with intention and acknowledgment for the elementals. As the earth transmutes through fire, the winds move the water, the water falls and replenishes the earth- the cycles of gratitude and reciprocity is what weaves these harmonies and deeply pulsing rhythms into a unique and balanced sensational journey.
The name YAIMA emerges from two sources one from the Mapudungun language meaning "that which water runs through”
and the other from the gorgeous Island District of Okinawa Japan-
Over the last 5 years YAIMAs music has been reaching the ears and hearts of listeners from all around the world.
Quotes from our community:
"music that is our perfect prescription medicine”…."heal the soil of our existence and making a difference"...
"music which seems to have a soul of it's own".. "It's very rare to come across something like that these days"...
"AS FAR AS THE REACHES OF COSMIC LIGHT"... "Your music meets the deep of this wombwarmed firelight as the Northern Mothers say yes to it all. Thank you”…."music is pure magic...healing to myself and many others close to me”…."música tant sentida i lluminosa. Gaudiré i faré gaudir de bons viatges amb OvO….."crying from the beauty of it...stunning music" - "full of poetry & love"…"it's certainly worth it"… "the band were all so tight, and the visuals were entrancing"…"so much healing to this heart of mine”…."an amazing show!"…"float to that melting point of bliss where heartbreak and love are the same thing and there are no boundaries between my skin and the universe”…."medicine songs"…"the much-anticipated OvO album!!"…"beautiful music that was been present for me already in so many quiet, celebratory, precious moments in my life"…..”the music is like a charm :)…."This music heals me!"…"vibrational blessings and beautiful artistry".."Social and Evolutionary Culture here and now”…."angels of technology"….
Through a process of gradual, peaceful, progressive change Yaima’s second album “OvO” offers audiences a state-of-the-art conceptual experience. “OvO" immediately captivates the listener with an over-arching and enchanting story line that portrays the simple life cycle of a seed. The prominent motif of the Seasons weaves the album into perceived chapters, each section reflecting themes, lessons and impressions opportune to it’s season. “OvO”means "seed" or "egg" and stands for the point in time or space at which something starts- the next evolution. The Owl appears on the cover art as well as in the title "OvO" and represents the elemental energy of the Wind. Owl stands for the truth and the ability to navigate through the darkest night by finding and listening to the wisdom and light from within ourselves. OvO’s overarching theme of the cyclical nature of life creates a sense of deep connection to the music that listeners around the world have been keen to rediscover each time they listen to the album.