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Ohama is an electronic recording artist based in Western Canada who has played synthesizers since he bought his first monophonic synthesizer, the A.R.P. Axxe in 1975 at the age of fifteen. Although he has a world-wide following, he remains relatively unknown in his home province and has been called "Alberta's Best Kept Musical Secret" by both Earshot Magazine and The Calgary Herald.

Beatroute Magazine said “There are three things you need to know about southern Alberta synth pop pioneer, Tona Walt Ohama. One, he loves synthesizers, not likes, not enjoys, not appreciates - loves. Two, there is no one else like him, anywhere. Three, he is the real deal...Ohama's work has heart, soul and an organic quality that transcends any electronic constraints".

He's the only Canadian to appear on the highly regarded Stones Throw/Minimal Wave Records compilations "The Minimal Wave Tapes" and is recognized as a Canadian synthesizer/minimal techno pioneer.