Benefit Freedom of Movement – Music with Farbrengen, acoustic klezmer duo from New Orleans

Thursday May 24th 2018, Benefit Freedom of Movement, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. After the food and talk from All Included, around 9pm, music with Farbrengen, acoustic klezmer duo from New Orleans with Rebecca Mac (violin) and Mattias Kauffman (accordion).

All Included is a small campaign organization in Amsterdam that struggles for free migration and sustainable development. We support the migrants’ movement that fights for their rights.
The current developments on the EU-borders demonstrate the power of migration that breaks the illusion of Europe as an island of equal rights, civilization, democracy and welfare(state). We support the migrants who come to our borders and welcome them. The EU has always pretended to be in control of the border security without degenerating into a Fortress Europe. Given the large numbers of migrants entering ‘irregularly’ today, the EU broke out in panic while portraying migrants as a threat and migration as a crime. The repressive EU-deal like the one with Turkey is not new. Other buffer states such as Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal have had to sign those deals in the past where migrants, irrespective of flight pattern, are kept outside the EU. Human rights are violated outside the EU in return of a bag of money. The war against immigrants is just more visible now because it is clear that the EU cannot control the migration at its borders. We support migrants breaking through borders and confronting the image of the EU as an tolerant civilization. The EU is pressuring African states to stop migration threatening with stopping development Aid: the Velletta agreements. We say: Open Escape Routes! Stop Deportations! Our African friends are resisting these deals: http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/actie-landgrabbing-office-du-niger-in-mali/

All Included is involved in Afrique-Europe Interact, a partnership between African and European grassroots organizations that support free migration and sustainable development. Contacts are mainly in Western Europe (Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal) and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia). Themes are deportation, freedom of movement, land grabbing, corruption. All Included is also active in Watch the Med http://www.watchthemed.net/) and Alarm Phone (http://alarmphone.org/en/), a 24-hour emergency phone for those who cross the Mediterranean. Undocumented migrants in Amsterdam are where possible supported by All Included. Big project coming up is the Migration Route Tetterode on 7 & 8th of July 2018,: a fysical route through a legalized squat in Amsterdam, open for public who will guided by migrants/smuglers. Along the route aspects of the migration route by artists, migrants, activists in form of expositions, films, workshops, debate, film (http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/migratieroute-tetterode/) […Lees verder]

Last modal music workshop Aman Molli of the season!

Saturday 19 May 2018, Last modal music workshop Aman Molli of the season! From 7pm.

This is an open collective workshop for modal music, broadly defined as music following melodic pathways that are outside the two standardized Western scales and associated harmonies.
With special workshop from Michalis kouloumis from 7 pm till ~9 pm (donation based)
And from 9 pm till 10 pm Michalis together with Alexadros papadimitrakis will take us on a journey around east mediterranean music! (donation based) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfQLUq6bBzM

Aman molli, workshop of Modal music

Friday May 4th 2018, Aman molli, workshop of Modal music. Meeting times: Friday: 6:00pm

This is an open collective workshop for modal music, broadly defined as music following melodic pathways that are outside the two standardized Western scales and associated harmonies.

Instruments and Music Styles

Any kind of acoustic instrument (Strings, percussions, wind, voice). Many of the instruments used today (guitar, bouzouki etc.) have even-tempered tuning so the maqams/dromoi are not the traditional Arabic/Turkish/Persian microtonal versions but the westernized adaptations. One of the objectives is to explore the differences. In the same spirit, we add harmonic structure (in guitars or baglama chords etc) where possible. On the rhythm side we explore the various characteristic rhythms of these regions/musical tradition (9/8 etc.). Example genres:

Greek “rembetiko”
Greek/Balkan folk music, Sephardic music
Other east – Mediterranean music traditions

Structure:

The nature of the workshop is to share knowledge with each other about music, improve our skills on our instruments and of course, to have fun playing music together. […Lees verder]

Benefit for Libertatia squat in Greece. Music with Rebet Guitar

Thursday February 1st 2018, Benefit for Libertatia squat in Greece. Volkseten Vegazulu from 7pm. Music afterwards with Rebet Guitar (Charis Konstantinou).

On 21 January 2018, the fascists attacked the squat Libertatia in the center of Thessaloniki, under the protection of the police after a demo that was called by the Christian fascist groups for the name of Macedonia. The day after, there was a demonstration in the city and 5 people got arrested. All around Greece, there was a call for demonstration against the state and the fascists. It’s not the first time that the police and the fascists work together against the anarchist movement, immigrants, free spaces and queer people. The collective of Libertatia is not giving up and they want to rebuild the social center. This attack is not gonna frighten anybody within the movement. Such an attack makes a stronger movement to fight against the state, the capital, the Christian churches and the fascists.

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
Rebet guitar, focuses on the early rebetiko with one guitar, finger-pick style developed in USA by Giorgos Katsaros (George Curly), Kostas ‘Gus’ Dousias. […Lees verder]

Benefit for legal costs for anti Pegida demonstrators Dublin. Featuring music from Raz O’Connor

Monday December 18th 2017, Benefit for legal costs for anti Pegida demonstrators in Dublin from stopping Pegida in Febuary 2016. Benefit Voku from 19.00. Music from Raz O’Connor (Fuck the borders folk) from 21:00

Raz O’Connor about himself : “Born and raised in the melting pot North London in 1987 to an South-East English musician father and and Northern Irish- Australian journalist mother, it was pretty obvious I would turn out to be a political singer-songwriter and activist focusing on issues of immigration and international solidarity…” https://razoconnor.wordpress.com/ […Lees verder]

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.

Benefit for a cultural project in Peru. Music with Captain Frank & The Cheap Ho’s

Thursday 23rd November 2017, Art for Peace, What’s your Story? Benefit for a cultural project in Peru. Music with Captain Frank & The Cheap Ho’s. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music between 9 and 10pm.

A benefit to organize a cultural project in the Masin district of Peru to help with the reconciliation and peace-process. In the 1980’s this district suffered under the armed conflict of the guerrillas of the Shining Path and the paramilitary. It is until this day a controversial political subject. Because of this we use the language of theater, storytelling and music to heal the history of violence the villagers have lived in this period. We use art as a tool to empower people.

Link for the Masintin project 2016 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRwt2PxFMOY
Music: Captain Frank and the Cheap Ho’s https://thecheaphos.wordpress.com

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.

Music with Sol Okarina

Thursday 9 November 2017, Volkseten Vegazulu from 7pm. After the food, music with Sol Okarina.

Sol Okarina from Colombia and Venezuela, calypso socca cumbia and other Caribbean rhythms accompanied by a cuatro, performing the songs of her new album Planet4. https://www.solokarina.com/

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.