Aman molli special concert by Michalis Kouloumis and Alexandros Papadimitrakis

Friday 19 October 2018, Aman molli special concert by Michalis Kouloumis and Alexandros Papadimitrakis. Doors open at 7:00 pm, concert starts at 7:30 pm. Bring your instruments for the jam afterwards!

Aman molli is thrilled to host once more a concert by Michalis Kouloumis and Alexandros Papadimitrakis. In their program they will also present Michalis second album, called Displaced Dreams, which talks about the struggle of refugees and immigrants to live in dignity. It includes his own composition, written for a set of string and traditional instruments. The work includes 19 distinguished musicians from Greece, Cyprus and Germany. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfQLUq6bBzM)

After a summer break, the Aman molli collective is back at Joe’s Garage with a weekly workshop of Modal music every Friday at 19:30. This is an open collective workshop 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 (guitars, bouzoukia 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 mpaglama chords etc) where possible.On the rhythm side we explore the various characteristics rhythms of these regions/musical tradition (9/8 etc.). Example genres: Greek “rembetiko” Greek/Balkan folk music, Sephardic music Other east – Mediterranean music traditions
The nature the workshop is sharing knowledge with each other about music, improve our skills on our instruments and of course having fun playing music together.

Two events for APATRIS greek anarchist newspaper with live music

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June 2018, two benefit events for APATRIS greek anarchist newspaper. Both days with vegan food from 7pm. On Friday 22,  rebetika music from Xarris and Mitsos.

The street newspaper APATRIS began in 2009 from Heraklion (Crete) and for a year was distributed only locally. In 2010, comrades from other places in Crete began to collaborate with the project. Since then and for about 2.5 years APATRIS has been issued as a Pancreatan anarchist newspaper.

The basic standpoint of the initial editorial team, according to the editorial of the first issue (March 2009), referred to the inability of existing information structures to be used as reliable means of news broadcasting and free expression and therefore any attempt with a reformist character would not be effective. As a means of counter-information, APATRIS may contribute to the co-production of an independent social discourse. As a result, the individual responsibility of each author is stressed. They claim that: “The purpose of this publication is not to shape a common line or agenda that suggests the soundest solution. Our aim is to hear opinions not necessarily in complete agreement with each other, views and events carefully buried by the mass media and altered under the weight of authoritarian interests, but also to perceive the developments around us in order to develop our texts and our actions”.

APATRIS made a call for a meeting to all existing counter-information media in Greece. The meeting finally took place on June 29, 2013 in Heraklion, Crete. Different collectives active in counter-information took part (Athens Indymedia, Candia Alternativa, Radio Revolt, 98 fm, Espiv, APATRIS, etc). Similar initiatives had taken place in the past (Thessaloniki 2011, Athens) in reaction to the repression of various counter-information media. These past meetings highlighted the need for more structured, regular and nationwide series of meetings.

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 radar 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.

Ecra Ed Otorkse

Thursday June 14th 2018, Occupy the square, Volkseten Vegazulu and music with Ecra Ed Otorkse, on the Steve Bikoplein. from 7pm. Bring your friends, your neighboors to eat together on the square. If the weather is bad, we’ll move inside.

Ecra Ed Otorkse, power duo (guitar\violin) doing punk folk acoustic from la Peninsula Iberica. […Lees verder]

Efa Supertramp, folk punk acoustic show

Thursday May 31st 2018, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music between 9pm and 10pm with Efa Supertramp (punk folk singer, Cardiff). Free admission, donations welcome.

Efa Supertramp is back for a few days in Amsterdam. Her third appearance at Joe’s Garage. Efa is a folk punk grrrl armed with just an acoustic guitar and a powerful voice. With her passionate attitude for performing and DIY culture, she’s been making a name for herself in the underground punk and folk scene with her truthful attitude to life and politics. Originally from Wales, now based in London, Efa sings in both English and Welsh, her mother-tongue language. Her songs are angry but uplifting, she hates money, power, greed and inequality, but loves living life as free as she can. https://efasupertramp.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 radar 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 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]