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.
Finding their niche within the Transformational Festival and Yoga Community, Yaima’s music has gained great acclaim throughout North America with concerts and festival appearances in Quebec, Vancouver, Washington, Oregon, California, North Carolina, West Virginia, Vermont, Colorado, and New Mexico. They have been continually supported and sustained through their community of backers, Kickstarter Campaigns and Online music sales. Their first album “Pellucidity” was released in 2014 through The Polish Ambassador’s label- “Jumpsuit Records” and quickly became well known and loved throughout the Sacred Music Community along the West Coast.
Yaima’s music was designed to weave heartfelt storytelling and rich organic instrumentation with finely produced compelling beats as a collaboration between Producer & Sonic Architect Masaru Higasa and Folk Lyricist & Storyteller Pepper Proud. Their live performances have grown to include multi-instrumentalist Jeff Kimes, Bassist Mark Dalton and many other talented musicians. Yaima’s performances have been remarked to “lead the listeners on a Journey” and whenever possible the music is accompanied by Visual Projections by Kaizen (Everett Keithcart) as well as interwoven Dance performances & Poetry (supported in the past by Kirra Lien, Jamilia Honeybear, Chrysef Honeybear, Aleah Robbins and Zepto Space).