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Published on April 7th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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National Drone (Music) Day Is Coming Up Next Month. Are You Ready?

While I occasionally like to sit back and relax with a little Sunn O))) such as this…

https://youtu.be/hIR1KfKXH6s

…I recognize that drone music isn’t for everyone. Still, it’s nice to see that Weird Canada is encouraging people to participate in National Drone Day on May 9th. They’re even in the process of setting up events in every single province. I quote from the press release:

National Drone Day is an inclusive, celebratory, and community-oriented event. We look to make it as inclusive as possible, prioritizing all-age venues, accessible spaces, and unconventional locations. If you want to create your own drone day celebration, let us know and we’ll add your event to our list.

Community celebrations, holidays are important. They are a way for us to celebrate a moment, to stake out a moment in the passage of our lives and give it meaning. Most holidays slowly harden into consumeristic celebrations that bear little resemblance to their community roots, and end up making us feel more alienated from each other. Drone Day is a reclamation of the idea of a holiday, of a community celebration with no purpose beyond a shared interest, a community, and a marked moment in time.

-Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

National Drone Day was launched in 2014, and is a project of Wyrd Arts Initiatives, a volunteer-powered nonprofit that exists to encourage, document, and connect creative expression across Canada. Wyrd Arts Initiatives is responsible for the award-winning Weird Canada, and the nationally celebrated Wyrd Distro.

What: A National celebration of Drone music: http://droneday.org/about

Who: Organized by the volunteers and community members of Weird Canada.

When: May 9, 2015

Where: All across Canada, in various cities, with representation in every province and territory.

Cities confirmed: Lethbridge, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Sackville, St John’s, Yellowknife, Halifax, Iqaluit, Hamilton, Ottawa, Sudbury, Guelph, Toronto (multiple), Charlottetown, Kitchener-Waterloo, Montreal, Quebec, Saskatoon, Regina, and Dawson City. There will be more!

For more information, please contact 

Marie LeBlanc Flanagan 

marie@weirdcanada.com 

Make sure you buy a card for that special drone fan in your life.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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One Response to National Drone (Music) Day Is Coming Up Next Month. Are You Ready?

  1. Mike Daley says:

    Thanks for noting this, Alan. My band sLAB is doing a Drone Day event at Tranzac in Toronto at 10 pm on May 9.

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