Sizzle Ohtaka
Influences: Asian
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October 2023 #3 - Top 40 for Asian Influence Istanbul Serenade (track)
October 2023 #1 - Top 40 for Asian Influence Uskudara (track)
October 2023 #38 - Global Top 40 Uskudara (track)
3 times in the Global Top 40
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About: Sizzle Ohtaka
Photo by: Sizzle Ohtaka
About: Sizzle Ohtaka
One of the most eclectic, versatile singers from Japan. Sizzle is does not fit in a category; Traditional, New Age, World Music, or experimental music. She has extraordinary voice which is dubbed as “Rainbow Voice” that attracts people across any boundaries.

In 1994 Sizzle performed Japanese folk song Komoro Magouta at the closing ceremony of 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Her latest major work includes participation to the 2006 Northern Lights Festival in Tromsø, the 2004 Kazakhstan Jazz Festival and the 2004 Song Festival in Estonia as the first foreigner in the history of the festival. In 2003, Sizzle Ohtaka performed at ICA London as a leader of Futon Logic project – a collaboration with VJ featuring the legendary manga writer, Tetsuya Chiba. In 2004, Sizzle recorded the album Furusato with the Ellerhein Girls’ Choir, who won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance.

In the field of performing arts, she performed with Station House Opera in 1990, and with Kazuo Ono, noted Butoh dancer in 1992, Monkey Business Class – a theatrical production with Dumb Type and Hotel Pro Forma in 1996. In January 2005 she collaborated with Yoshiko Chuma for “Game/Play” at the Asia Society, New York. She also enjoys her role as musical director of the award-winning, long run TV program, Nihongo de asobo” or Let’s play in Japanese.

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