As part of the celebrations on the 30th of April the ‘’Jazz in Turkey’’ documentary will be streamed on the website of IKSV and a ‘wikimarathon’ will be held to increase the amount of pages of jazz musicians in Turkey on Vikipedi (Turkish Wikipedia).
Istanbul Jazz Festival, held by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) and sponsored by Garanti BBVA for twenty three years, will bring two special events to jazz fans. International Jazz Day started in 2011 by UNESCO to celebrate the music of jazz with people from all over the world and inform people about the roots of jazz. On this special day ‘’Jazz in Turkey’’ documentary will be streamed on the website of IKSV and a ‘wikimarathon’ will be held to increase the amount of pages of jazz musicians in Turkey on Vikipedi (Turkish Wikipedia).
A Special Wikimarathon on International Jazz Day From the Festival: Jazz Musicians from Turkey
To increase the amount of pages and improve exististing pages of jazz musicians in Turkey on Vikipedi the marathon even will be held on 30th of April between 16.00-20.00. Participants will first be trained by Wikipedia Turkey editors on key points on creating Wikipedia pages. Photos from IKSV archive will be shared with participants to be added on musicians’ pages. Schedule and details can be found on caz.iksv.org webpage. https://caz.iksv.org/tr/haber/festivalden-uluslararasi-caz-gunu-ne-ozel-vikimaraton
‘Jazz in Turkey’ Documentary Exclusive for International Jazz Day from IKSV
As part of International Jazz Day celebrations ‘Jazz in Turkey’ documentary will be streamed by IKSV’s Youtube channel for two months for everyone.
Directed by Batu Akyol, the documentary premiered at the 20th Istanbul Jazz Festival and includes archival footage from IKSV. The ‘Jazz in Turkey’ documentary focuses on the current situation of jazz and jazz musicians in Turkey, how jazz grew and affected the cultural life in Turkey in tandem with the history of Turkey. ‘Jazz in Turkey’ is a unique documentary with striking interviews and archival footage.
IKSV is a member of UNESCO Turkey National Commission’s 28th Session General Assembly Member.
The documentary can be watched on the IKSV Youtube page: