Yiddish revolutionary and resistance songs

Monday 27th November 2017, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. After the food, Yiddish revolutionary and resistance songs.

Join for an evening of Yiddish revolutionary and resistance songs. Yiddish is the historic language of Central and Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jews and is a mix between German, Hebrew, Aramaic and Slavic languages. It is barely spoken anymore today, but it used to be the language in which most of vibrant Jewish culture in Europe took place. The songs in this performance are all from the Jewish socialist and anarchist worker’s movement in Europe from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, as well as from anti-Nazi Partisan resistance. These songs are not only beautiful to sing and to listen to, but they also carry with them a forgotten history of pre-Holocaust as well as pre-Israel socialist Jewish culture. Addressing issues such as police violence, poverty, housing, sweatshops, unions and fascism, these songs continue to be of political relevance today.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. We are remaining closed if no one is volunteering to cook. Keep an eye on this page to make sure we are open. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

Have you ever considered cooking at Joe’s Garage with your friends? We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.