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Wed, Oct 11


HHOA Haliburton Fish Hatchery

Six String Nation

Telling our Stories Speaker Series 64 pieces. 6 strings. 1 guitar. 1 Canada

Six String Nation
Six String Nation

Time & Location

Oct 11, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EDT

HHOA Haliburton Fish Hatchery, 6712 Gelert Rd, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0, Canada

About the event

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Jowi  Taylor, M.S.M. is a multiple award winning writer, broadcaster,  consultant and cultural entrepreneur. His groundbreaking series for CBC  Radio, The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music, was the recipient  of the prestigious Peabody Award, among other international citations.  Many of his broadcast productions, including The Nerve: Music and the  Human Experience, Invisible Cities and the long-running weekly show  Global-Village have been internationally recognized. Jowi left CBC in  2009.

Six  String Nation, conceived in 1995, took eleven years to bring to life.  Centered around a single acoustic guitar – nicknamed Voyageur and built  from over sixty pieces of Canadian history representing different  cultures, communities and characters from every part of the country –  the project combines Jowi’s fascinations with music, media, community  engagement, and the dynamics of Canadian history and multicultural  identity.

His  presentation about the project can be seen at schools, festivals,  community and corporate events and his bestselling book for the  prestigious Canadian publisher Douglas & McIntyre, Six String  Nation: 64 Pieces. 6 Strings. 1 Canada. 1 Guitar, now in its second  printing.

In 2015, Jowi was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for his work on Six String Nation.

Nick Russell and other local guitar players will be on hand to play the Voyageur.

Admission is $15/person payable in cash at the door


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