We are thrilled to announce that the Kootenay Storytelling Festival will host Jowi Taylor and his incredible project of community, cultural, and Canadian identity, Six String Nation. Jowi Taylor is a multiple award winning writer, broadcaster, consultant and cultural entrepreneur.
Don’t miss Six String Nation at our Opening Night Concert!
Friday, September 20, 2013
The Capitol Theatre
Tickets: $20 Regular, $12 Students
Jowi’s groundbreaking series for CBC Radio, The Wire – The Impact of Electricity on Music, was the recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award, the Prix Italia, a New York Festivals medal and other international awards. Other internationally celebrated content for CBC included The Nerve – Music and the Human Experience, Invisible Cities and the long-running weekly show Global Village. 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, public and corporate events and his bestselling book for Canadian publisher Douglas & McIntyre, Six String Nation: 64 Pieces. 6 Strings. 1 Canada. 1 Guitar, is available from online sellers and bookstores across Canada as well as directly from Jowi at selected events.
He continues to work developing other media, community and collaborative projects locally, nationally and internationally.