Kodäma is a music duo formed in 2016 by Kiala Ogawa (singer and composer originally from Japan and Congo) and by T-time (bassist and composer). The word “kodama”, meaning “echo” in Japanese, also refers to spirits conveyed by trees and forests. According to the legends, these spirits are responsible for the the phenomenon in which the mountains echo.
Kodäma’s universe is very linked to Kiala’s cultural sphere with, as a major source of inspiration, her childhood’s memories from the Japanese countryside.
Kodäma is a subtle combination of electronic and acoustic sounds with Kiala’s captivating voice, blending English and Japanese. From this mixture of sounds emerges a spiritual, experimental music marked by their own neo soul groove.