Justice for Kostas Manioudakis. Rebetiko night, voku and concert with Rebet GuitarS

Monday 23 October 2023, Justice for Kostas Manioudakis. Rebetiko night, voku and concert with Rebet GuitarS. Food served from 7pm, music from 9pm, no reservation.

On Friday, September 1st, 2023, 58-year-old Kostas Manioudakis was murdered by cops on a rural road in Crete after being beaten up, for a small amount of cannabis, which has not been yet confirmed. The cops in their statements claimed that he died suddenly from heart attack during police check, which is non-existent and is proven both by the testimonies of passers-by and by the obvious signs of beating. The purpose of the rebetiko night is to financially support the family of Kostas in the difficult struggle it has to fight for justice.

On the stage after the food, Rebet GuitarS (Jaap Faber and Charis Konstantinou), a guitar duo: https://joesgarage.nl/archives/tag/rebet-guitar
Rebetiko, the music crossroad between middle east and west from the early 1900’s. Songs about love, joy and sorrow. A musical sub-culture, a music of the lower classes.
“The womb of rebetiko was the jail and the hash den. It was there that the early rebetes created their songs. They sang in quiet, harsh voices, unforced, one after the other, each singer adding a verse which often bore no relation to the previous verse, and a song often went on for hours. There was no refrain, and the melody was simple and easy.” Ilias Petropoulos.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.