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WeImprovise! tries to be as pluralistic and diverse as possible, with its content working within the framework of a spirit of global solidarity and citizenship. Organizations like UNESCO express this idea very well in their mission statements - promoting cultural heritage, the equal dignity of all cultures, freedom of expression, and emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity. We do this separated from ideological and political differences about how the world best achieves these ideals. WeImprovise! will try to make people aware of important work that enlightens perspectives on, and knowledge about, the music we love - its history, and its people.
The site is published primarily in English (we hope to include other languages in the future), and embraces the plurality and continuing evolution of language today (listen to the public radio show & podcast A Way with Words) while deferring to American / United States English. For reference we will use the Merriam-Webster dictionary and the The Chicago Manual of Style (also available online).
Information To Note
There are currently many bugs, and much remains to be done. The idea for WeImprovise! evolved over a long time and uses some database content from an old project of mine and some of the news releases included may seem out of place in terms of musical genre. This will gradually be fixed.
WeImprovise! is built using Open Source technologies, including the following projects for which I am very grateful:
Microsoft Visual Studio Code (code.visualstudio.com), PHP (php.net), MariaDB (mariadb.com), jQuery (jquery.com), Bootstrap (getbootstrap.com), Manticore Search (manticoresearch.com), Bytesize Icons by Dan Klammer (danklammer.com/bytesize-icons), webpack (webpack.js.org), and Leaflet (leafletjs.com).
The website is hosted at GoDaddy (godaddy.com).
WeImprovise! is based in Portugal.