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Origa, the Electric Diva

To us Yoko Kanno fans, Origa was an amazing singer who performed the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex openings with her stunning electro-lyrical voice. One year after her passing, I think she deserves a special post because she was way more than just a gifted singer, and of course we'll talk about her collaborations with Yoko.

Life and carreer

Origa, from her true name Olga Yakovleva,  was born on October 12, 1970, near Novosibirsk in Russia. She started studying music when she was 5 and she wrote a song she performed on TV when she was 11. Music seems to have always been a important part of her life.

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Maaya Sakamoto 20th Anniversary Follow Me Live

Yoko Kanno was a special guest at Maaya Sakamoto’s 20th anniversary live at Saitama on 2015, April 25.

She performed a piano solo medley, Yakusoku wa Iranai, Platinum, Hikari Are, Sono Mama De Iinda and Pocket o Kara ni Shite.

Yoko Kanno playing Pocket o Kara ni Shite
Yoko Kanno playing Pocket o Kara ni Shite

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