On June 1, TLDSB hosted their 9th annual celebration of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit education. Parents and community members were invited to attend an evening with cultural entertainer Jowi Taylor to enjoy a presentation about various cultures, communities, and characters from across Canada through the Six String Nation guitar. Jowi also visited Monck PS, where he spoke to over 300 students who were actively engaged in his presentation.
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. Six String Nation, conceived in 1995, took eleven years to bringto 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.