Jowi Taylor

Jowi Taylor is a multiple-award-winning writer and broadcaster best known for his long-running CBC Radio program Global Village, the Peabody Award-winning radio series The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music, and its celebrated companion series, The Nerve: Music and the Human Experience.

His independent Six String Nation multi-media project – centered around a guitar built literally from pieces of Canadian heritage – combines Jowi's various fascinations, including music, media, community-building, and the intersection of Canada's history and multicultural identity. His book about the project, Six String Nation: 64 Pieces, 6 Strings, 1 Canada, 1 Guitar, is available from Douglas & McIntyre Publishers.