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Beatboxer KRNFX and Maiko Watson do a Remix of ‘O Canada’

Beatboxer KRNFX and singing sensation Maiko Watson take the Canadian National Anthem and turn it into an extraordinary piece of music. (CBC Music)

The National Anthem is no stranger to being reinvented. In fact, it has been rewritten several times. Last year, our friends at CBC Music decided to give yet another makeover to our Canadian National Anthem.

They hit up beat-boxer KRNFX and singing sensation Maiko Watson, and together they took ‘O Canada’ and made it into a fun and refreshing summer hit!

Happy Canada Day, everyone!

Fun Facts:

  • ‘O Canada’ was proclaimed Canada’s national anthem on July 1, 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880
  • the music was composed by Calixa Lavallée, a well-known composer
  • French lyrics were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier and have remained unaltered to this day
  • the version on which the official English lyrics are based was written in 1908 by Mr. Justice Robert Stanley Weir

from Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada