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Kahimi Karie

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Kahimi Karie promoting NUNKI (2006)

Kahimi Karie (カヒミ・カリィ) is an Japanese experimental pop musician. She made her debut in 1992 with the cheeky "Mike Alway's Diary" and when on to become a well known Shibuya-kei singer. During this time she was dating FLIPPERS GUITAR's Oyamada Keigo, and the two become the It couple of Shibuya. In the mid 1990s she released a string of successful EPs and singles produced by Oyamada (also making appearances in his work such as 69/96) and French musician Momus.

Moving into the 2000s Kahimi worked towards a more experimental sound creating Lounge music and incorporating styles of Jazz, Big band, and electronic music. Her most recent records NUNKI and It's here feature a more minimalistic sound, for which she worked with producers Otomo Yoshihide and American born singer-songwriter Jim O'Rouke. Kahimi is known for singing in a multitude of languages such as French, English, Japanese, and Italian.


  • Stage Name: Kahimi Karie (カヒミ・カリィ)
  • Real Name: Hiki Mari (比企マリ)
  • Date of Birth: March 15, 1968
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan


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