Wed, Oct 11|
HHOA Haliburton Fish Hatchery
Six String Nation
Telling our Stories Speaker Series 64 pieces. 6 strings. 1 guitar. 1 Canada
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
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