Six String Nation Journeys Through Canada's Soul

Published: 2004-06-25
On June 26 Brent Bambury of CBC Radio on GO will introduce Six String Nation. The project will create a guitar constructed from materials taken from all of Canada's provinces. Each piece of the guitar will have a story and have its own place in Canadian history. Six String Nation will become an education and heritage project complete with radio and television specials, MP3s, CDs, DVDs, books, and magazines.

Two of the first contributions to the project will be Justin Trudeau and Senator Wilfred Moore. Trudeau is the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Justin will donate one of the paddles from his father's canoe. Senator Moor is donating wood from the hull of Nova Scotia's ship Bluenose II. Other items being donated for the guitar are wood from the first church in Canada, St. John's Anglican in Lunenburg, which burned down in 2001 and a section from the longest covered bridge in New Brunswick.

Once Six String Nation has succeeded in completing construction of the guitar, it will travel across Canada giving hundreds of musicians the opportunity to play the guitar using many different styles of music in different languages; further displaying the cultural diversity and heritage of Canada.

Six String Nation encourages Canadians to participate in the project by suggesting materials for the guitar. To get involved with the Six String Nation Project go to

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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