Alona Kovalenko

Alona Kovalenko, aka, KOMA, is a Ukrainian drummer & sound producer based in Lviv. After studying at Lviv School of Jazz & Contemporary Music, Alona formed KOMA, equally inspired by 90s British artists such as Massive Attack and Radiohead and contemporary electronica. A multi hyphenate producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Alona’s drumming takes cues from innovative percussionists like Yussef Dayes and Chiminyo while blending dreamy ambient electroacoustic textures and intricate rhythms. Following Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine, Alona has mobilized to support a number of local grassroots efforts and organizations, including Musicians Defend Ukraine, a nonprofit founded by musicians that works to organize charity events, secure medical supplies and provide humanitarian aid.