A shot-gun guitar helps heal the wounds of war

Americas Now

Colombia’s armed conflict has ended but violent deaths continue to be a problem throughout all its cities. A Colombian musician has made it his goal to protect a new generation of Colombians from the pain of violence.

He plays an instrument called the Escopetarra. It’s an assault rifle that he turned into a guitar. It’s his way of silencing the weapons of war and transforming savagery into the solace of song.

Our Game Changer is Cesar Lopez.

Lopez plans to give the Escopetarra to other musicians as well so they can help him on his crusade to promote peace.

Check out our Game Changer interview to find out more about this Colombian musician who converted an AK-47 into a guitar to promote peace.