• Refuge PDX (map)
  • 116 Southeast Yamhill Street
  • Portland, OR, 97217
  • United States

YAIMA is an old word 

meaning "that which water runs through",

-a conduit for diverse musical languages. 

Their sound is rooted in the the rich depth of tradition through biological beats, folkloric storytelling and mystical melodies. 

They reach towards our compelling, technological future by weaving live instrumentation and vocals over lush electronic layers, seamless soundscapes, and body-blooming bass. 

Yaima is a confluence of musicians: 

Pepper Proud, Masaru Higasa, and Jeff Kimes 

from the Seattle/Cascadia Region.