Concert with Yiannis Chaldoupis & Nikos Tsop (Greek Gypsy World Music with a twist)

Sunday 21 April 2024, Concert with Yiannis Chaldoupis & Nikos Tsop (Greek Gypsy World Music with a twist). This is an early concert, donations welcome, please come on time, from 18:00. Live music is over by 22:00.Yiannis Chaldoupis plays clarinet. He is part of the gypsy community in Parakalamos, Epirus. Within the Epirotika, this group is responsible for creating a certain style within the Epirotika. Heavier, more melancholic, psychedelic. Yiannis is known for his virtuoso playing that can go in many directions, but never loses sight of tradition. He was a founding member of the Villagers of Ioannina City. It’s not the first appearance from Yiannis at Joe’s Garage. In April 2022, Yiannis visited a concert organised by Aman Molli and jumped on the stage with his clarinet.
Nikos Tsop is from Thessaloniki and graduated from the Utrecht Conservatory. He writes songs, plays guitar and sings. He is a very talented young musician. […Lees verder]

Radical Sunday School Birthday Party

Sunday 14 April 2024, Radical Sunday School BIRTHDAY PARTY: Food, Workshops, Drag, Performances, Live Music! From 13:00 till 22:00.
Radical Sunday School is turning one! Since April 2nd 2023 we have been hosting all types of workshops, discussions, and skillshares almost every week (bit of a stretch) for one year and WE WANT TO CELEBRATE!

Come join us for a whole day programme. Get cosy at Joe’s this Sunday and join four amazing workshops and enjoy dinner while watching a drag show, and smoothly transition to a night full of performances, theatre, and live music to make a day and night you cannot forget. SKRAPS Solidarity Kitchen is helping us to serve lunch and dinner, on donation to fill up the funds of the RSS, so we can facilitate even better workshops in the spirit of revolutionairy learning! Thank you to everyone who has been with us and who is curious to see what we do!

Drop in and out whenever – for the workshops, for the shows, for the company. We are so happy to celebrate this year with all of you!

Programme:

13:00 LUNCH

14:00-16:00 WORKSHOPS

Who came before us? A Short History of Free Schools

To celebrate the one year anniversary of Radical Sunday School, we’d like to take some time to look at the history of a few other libertarian Sunday schools, and how revolutionary ideas about education spread like wildfire across Europe and the US in the 20th century. In particular, we will tell the stories of two very different free schools: one characterized by its many successes, the other by its very successful failure. Both, however, will tell us a lot about how we can keep growing the movement today!

Stitch Yourself Up Workshop

Learn how to sew! Patches, fixes, everything. Personalise your clothing, bring your own materials if you have any, and learn how to make the clothes you wear your own. If you want, you can already use this low-key workshop to prep yourself for the drag workshop!

16:30-18:30 WORKSHOPS

The Art of Drag 101: Discover your Drag Persona

Hey! Have you ever wanted to learn more about drag? Whether you would like to know more about being a drag king, a drag queen, or just a drag creature, this will be the perfect workshop for you. This will be an overall introduction to the art of drag. We will learn how drag started and explore what it means to our own gender expression in daily life. During the workshop, we will make up our own drag personas, discover an aesthetic, and talk about how masculine and feminine features are constructed on the body.

After the workshop the host (Harper Love) will give a drag performance!

How to Counter Alienation in your Neighbourhood

In this workshop, we will host a discussion on neighbourhood alienation. We are going to talk about our experiences in our neighbourhoods, discuss the value of neighbourhoods for social change, and collectively come up with strategies to enliven our neighbourhoods, build local community, and counter alienation, and discuss the challenges we might face. We might even be able to draw from historical examples, such as the Jordaan uprising, and other local history to inspire us.

18:30-19:30 DINNER AND DRAG SHOW!!

19:30-22:00 OUR EVENING PROGRAMME

19:30 – The Crying Cyborgs, bringing you finest local DIY whateverpunk straight from the year 2030 to try to save the timeline

20:00 – Olga Tsyganova’s Radio Silence, a radio show all about the silences of womanhood and growing up in authoritarian Russia, all with the slickest global soundtrack a radio host can provide

20:45 – Mamma van Jente will gift us with a fantastic accordion and drum jam, really fantastic musicians: Explosive and rhythmically ominous, melodically dangerously danceable!

21:15 – Nora Smells will perform Against Number Magic, a biting piece condeming Germany’s unquestioned support for Israel.

21:30 – Darach will finish the night with a magical mix of traditional Irish folk music, telling stories thousands of years old to tell us truths about this present moment.


WHAT IS THE RADICAL SUNDAY SCHOOL?

The formal education system affects us all. Not only are we forced to attend schools growing up, but academic research shapes our governments, our news, and how we view the world around us. As much as many of us want to believe in the promise of institutional education, the sad fact is that our schools and universities are undemocratic and elitist. They perpetuate inequalities instead of giving people the tools to fight them. This world is fucked.

Here at Radical Sunday School, though, we know that another world is possible. Everyone should be able to direct their own learning, to grow together with their communities, and to live as though they’re already free. There are countless examples of movements already putting these ideas into practice. This collective is trying to follow in their footsteps, organizing to explore new ways of learning based on principles of autonomy, mutual aid, and egalitarianism.

This is not intended to be a course that you would have to follow all the way through. Jump in and out whenever you like. Sessions will be held every Sunday.

Radical Sunday School
radicalsundayschool [at] riseup [dot] net
https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/radical-sunday-school
https://radicalsundayschool.noblogs.org/

Aman molli concert with Primi Secondi

Saturday 6 April 2024, Aman molli concert with Primi Secondi. The doors will open at 8pm, and music will start at 9 pm. Donations welcome.

Primi Segonti are an ensemble of immigrants and students located in South Holland. Inspired by the similarities of Rotterdam with the maritime and multicultural background of early 20th century Piraeus, they are playing inter-war Rebetiko and post-war Urban Folk to ease the nostalgia of their “home”. Athena Koumela (Guitar, vocals), Vangelis Christantonis (Baglama, vocals), Kostas Patsis (Bouzouki, vocals), Orestis Strymponis (Bouzouki, vocals), Chris Toitos (Bouzouki), Yvonni Melissa (Violin, vocals). Artwork by Athena Koumela. […Lees verder]

Radical Sunday School: St. Patrick’s day for Palestine!

Sunday 17 March 2024, Radical Sunday School: St. Patrick’s day for Palestine! From 20:00.

It’s Patrick’s day! A time for celebrating Irish culture, music and food (maybe not that one).
Ireland’s a long history of fighting the Colonial Ambitions of England, but today few places feel the weight of Imperialism right now than the people of Palestine.
This St. Patrick’s day, we will celebrate the long standing solidarity of Ireland with Palestine by raising funds for Medical Aid Palestine.
Come by for crisp sandwiches, traditional and contemporary Irish music! Wear your best Green, White, Red and Orange!
And remember, St. Patrick kicked the snakes out of Ireland, let’s hope he kicks the Zionists out of Palestine! […Lees verder]

Welcome Home: a book conversation with Clarrie Pope

Friday 8th March 2024: Welcome Home, a book conversation with Clarrie Pope, event organized by Supernormal, queer feminist collective that hosts literary events around Amsterdam. Door opens at 19:00.

Squatting, gentrification, care work, living with activists, Rihanna, Trotskyite dogs, capitalist cats, being in love with your hot and (mostly) unavailable flatmate – WELCOME HOME, a graphic novel by sisters Clarrie and Blanche Pope, weaves all these topics (and, if you can believe it, more) into an impactful yet humorous narrative about housing struggles in London.
We’ll be talking to Clarrie about making the book, the experiences behind it and how those experiences relate (or not) to the Amsterdam squatting scene. So: whether greenwashing developers make you incandescent with rage or you simply have some strong feelings about cats/dogs/the music video for Te Amo to work through, come join us for the discussion!
There’ll be books on sale afterwards. Clarrie will sign yours for you, if you like!
Bonus: afterwards there’ll be (vegan) cake AND music inspired by two important characters in the book (Rihanna and Gianna Nannini) curated by DJ Jenny Woolworth <3

Supernormal, queer feminist collective https://supernormalbooks.nl/
Welcome Home, Clarrie Pope https://www.clarriepope.com

Legal costs benefit voku with Your Local Pirates

Thursday 29 February 2024, Legal costs benefit voku with Your Local Pirates. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Your Local Pirates: “During a recent action, one of our antifa comrades got arrested and is being prosecuted. To cover legal costs we will rock your tastebuds together with Your Local Pirates. Your Local Pirates come to play 21 – 22 hrs. We have lots of new songs in the program as well! So come and enjoy both food and music and help support the benefit!”
Your Local Pirates https://yourlocalpirates.noblogs.org
https://radar.squat.net/en/your-local-pirates […Lees verder]

An evening for Palestine

Saturday 24 February 2024, an evening for Palestine, with rembetiko, folk traditional Greek music and tapas. From 19:00, no reservation

Marianna (flute, voice), George (bouzouki, voice), Julio (bouzouki, voice), Spiros (guitar, voice), George (ud, clarinet).

Aman molli: Concert with Rebetiko Trio (Vangelis Hatzigiannis, Mirsini Athitaki, Eirini Zogali)

Saturday 27 January 2023, Aman molli: Concert with Rebetiko Trio (Vangelis Hatzigiannis, Mirsini Athitaki, Eirini Zogali). The doors will open at 8pm, and music will start at 9 pm.

Aman molli and Joe’s Garage are hosting a music concert. Music Concert: From Athens to Corinth to Thessaloniki, from jam sessions to concerts to recitals, Mirsini, Eirini, and Vangelis come together as a trio, exploring the world of Rebetiko. Their performance features their favorite compositions from the pre-war and post-war eras, with the aim of resurrecting stories, sounds, and music from the Greek gramophone of the 20th century.

Vangelis Hatzigiannis: guitar, vocals
Mirsini Athitaki: vocals
Eirini Zogali: bouzouki, vocals