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2 Canadians + 2 Japanese = Majik

Monkey Majik - Canadian/Japanese Poop Rock Band

Get 2 Canadian brothers from Ottawa, add 2 Japanese musicians, and what do you get?  A unique blend of music style called Canadian/Japanese Pop Rock, a HYBRID BAND singing in both Japanese and English lyrics.  The band has been chosen as “Goodwill Ambassadors” for the 80th anniversary of Japanese-Canadian relations.

It first started with Maynard Plant who  moved to Japan in 1997 to teach English after graduating from Queen’s University. Maynard learned his Japanese while working as an Assistant English Language Teacher.  Music then, was merely a hobby.  In 2000, Maynard formed a band with a British drummer, Thomas Pritchard.  read more