YAIMA is a Cascadian Folktronic Duo based in Seattle, WA (2014-Present) featuring multi-instrumentalist and producer Masaru Higasa and vocalist Pepper Proud, and has often been described as timeless and unmistakable, offering a balanced synergy of both the masculine and feminine expression. Their melodious soundscapes showcase instruments from all over the world. Inspired by the Majesty of Nature, their musings encompass the listener with driving and revitalizing organic rhythms, transcendent electronic production, warm soothing female vocals, and heartened lyricism.
Their intention is to create a bridge between Nature and Humankind, an expansive experience that encourages growth and graceful passage for the hearts and minds of their listeners.
The name YAIMA emerges from two sources – one from the Mapudungun language meaning "that which water runs through” and the other from the culturally preserved Yaeyama District of Okinawa Japan. Over the last 5 years, YAIMA's music has been reaching the ears and hearts of listeners from all around the world.