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World Ocarina Day (Dec. 2nd)
Topic Started: 13 Nov 2014, 09:11 PM (2,283 Views)
DavidRamos
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Per our recent discussions regarding World Ocarina Day, most of us agreed that the birthday of ocarina inventor, Giuseppe Donati, would be a great day to celebrate our favorite instrument. I plan to release our "Hometown" collab on Dec 2nd (which will now most likely be called "Ocarina Road"), but what are some ways that we can celebrate the day and invite others to do likewise?
Edited by DavidRamos, 13 Nov 2014, 09:12 PM.
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carbon


Cool. I'm glad the December 2nd thing caught on. Cris and I have been talking about that for ages.

I don't think we should dictate when "World Ocarina Day" will be. I think including all of the other communities in that conversation makes much more sense. Even though we all may think it is a good idea to have a World Ocarina Day, I think celebrating Dec 2nd as Donati's birthday is perfect. It gives us all a perfect opportunity to share information about ocarina history.


My idea:
A social media campaign where we all change our profile photo to Donati and update the photo text to talk about him and the ocarina. We could work out the text here and make a call to action so that others will make the change and share it as well.
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carbon
13 Nov 2014, 09:43 PM
I don't think we should dictate when "World Ocarina Day" will be. I think including all of the other communities in that conversation makes much more sense. Even though we all may think it is a good idea to have a World Ocarina Day, I think celebrating Dec 2nd as Donati's birthday is perfect. It gives us all a perfect opportunity to share information about ocarina history.
No one said anything about dictating, lol. I was simply looking for suggestions on how we can invite others to participate, especially those less involved in the ocarina community since I was planning to make a video as well.

One idea I had was to challenge ocarinists to learn a simple classical/operatic piece since that was Donati's preferred genre of music for the ocarina. Education about ocarina history and classical music...two birds with one stone :D
Edited by DavidRamos, 13 Nov 2014, 09:59 PM.
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Grimat
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Hi, I'm Mathew :)

carbon
13 Nov 2014, 09:43 PM
Cool. I'm glad the December 2nd thing caught on. Cris and I have been talking about that for ages.

I don't think we should dictate when "World Ocarina Day" will be. I think including all of the other communities in that conversation makes much more sense. Even though we all may think it is a good idea to have a World Ocarina Day, I think celebrating Dec 2nd as Donati's birthday is perfect. It gives us all a perfect opportunity to share information about ocarina history.


My idea:
A social media campaign where we all change our profile photo to Donati and update the photo text to talk about him and the ocarina. We could work out the text here and make a call to action so that others will make the change and share it as well.
I am all for this
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carbon


lol... when I said dictate I meant us telling the world when the" World Ocarina Day" will be nothing more.


A classical piece is a good idea. I wonder if we could get our hands on some of Donati's original compositions for the ocarina. I'll contact Emiliano and Fabio.


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Wollemi Pine
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I've added this to the TON Calendar.
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carbon


carbon
13 Nov 2014, 10:10 PM
A classical piece is a good idea. I wonder if we could get our hands on some of Donati's original compositions for the ocarina. I'll contact Emiliano and Fabio.


So none of Donati's compositions have survived... how sad. I'm checking to see if there are any other options. I'll post when I know more.


On a related note : December 2nd is Fabio Galliani's daughter's birthday AND Fabio Menaglio's birthday. Remember this! It'll be a trivia questions one day :D
Edited by carbon, 13 Nov 2014, 10:55 PM.
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Pat Anderson
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Jon, I will play Happy Birthday on my Menaglio on December 2nd!
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carbon


lol.. I was thinking about doing the same thing!
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Zero Tolerance
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Note to self: Play some Beethoven along with Christmas busking this year... :giggle: If people ask what I'm doing, mesmerize them with Ocarina history.... then tell them about my favorite Ocarina vendors. :rofl:
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Obsidian
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What about an informative campaign for general ocarina awareness, in addition to the profile idea? Someone could create a graphic or copy/paste text outlining the basics of the ocarina, such as history and how they actually exist. Similar to "fun fact" posts.

Basically what carbon said, but more focused on mass sharing, and it might be easier to spread across websites like Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.
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Bateleur
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Meh.

Can anybody say ocarina cookies? Any cake decorators in the house, also? :D
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SewedCodeMode
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Well, sorta. I'm trying to learn cake decorating at my job...
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Zero Tolerance
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Tamer of beasts, Anything on Ocarina-ist and TON Secret Santa Organizer!
Oh gosh! You work in a Bakery Carmelita?!?! :jumpy: :eager: That is so COOL!!! Ocarina Cake for everyone!!!! :playoc:

And think, I work on a farm that would produce the things you need for that bakery! ;) ..... actually, I don't know how good a beef steak would taste with Chocolate cake :lmao: Perhaps carrot cake? c:
I'm hoping to get into goats next year. Cattle are getting crazy expensive. :nope:

I think I'm just gonna play more ocarina than usual during Christmas time in the city this year. :music:
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J-Manix98
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Artist, and musician ;)
At six o'clock pm everyone should play happy birthday on their oc.
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Kitten Forest
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Social media is a great way to spread stuff. If people made little fun fact posters, that would be really cool.
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JOJ650s
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Not quite as emoticon crazy
Getting Google to do a doodle for Giuseppe Donati's Birthday would be quite neat.
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stealthheartocarina_z
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wait does the date change every year?
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OcarinaDude1
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No, they only changed it because December 2nd is Giuseppe Donati's birthday.
Edited by OcarinaDude1, 2 May 2015, 08:38 PM.
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TheMusiciansApprentice
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I found some pretty cool social media information / sites last semester during my writing in the workplace / social media class! C: What kind of information would we like to have on infographics / shareable images? :3
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Wollemi Pine
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World Ocarina Day is coming!
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SewedCodeMode
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I'm ashamed to admit, I almost forgot about this. :/
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Wollemi Pine
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I don't the date has been officially adopted. David was pushing for it, and having it on Donati's birthday..
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pandorado100
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I like October better for celebrating ocarinas because it's too darned cold where I live to go outdoors in December and play the ocarina.

Although Zero Tolerance seems to relish playing her ocarinas outside surrounded by mounds of snow. She's a hardy, pioneer gal from Saskatchewan. :rofl:
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Daniel
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Cool, didn't know Donati had the same bday as me.... and I got an ocarina for my bday too! :-)
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