To take place on Thursday, 30 April, between 16.00 and 20.00, the Wikimarathon of the Istanbul Jazz Festival aims at increasing the number of pages dedicated to jazz musicians from Turkey and developing the existing ones on the Turkish pages of Wikipedia. Participants will learn about the knacks of editing Wikipedia pages in the sessions to be led by prominent Wikipedia editors from Turkey. Archival images from the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts will be provided to participants for use in developing the pages.
"Jazz is a beautiful, democratic music. It encourages musicians with very strong, and many times, very different points of view to work together as a team while, at the same time, giving them the space to express their individuality. It's a very important art form and can be used as a model for different cultures to work together." - Marcus Miller, UNESCO Artist for Peace