Aman molli experimental: Exploration of audiovisual interventions in post-rebetiko era

Friday 14 June 2024, Aman molli experimental: Exploration of audiovisual interventions in post-rebetiko era. From 20:00.

Tradition has a tradition in change. This is how rebetiko, a type of Greek urban folk music came about from outcasts and workers as a form of expression around 1920s. In this open workshop we will focus on how to transform tradition by including new analog and digital elements in sound, tempo, lyrics, voice, visuals and compositional style, thus bringing tradition in underexplored territories. Bring your instruments, your ideas, and come to the session with an open mind!

Aman Molli

Benefit Voku for Greek Comrades legal costs

Monday 22 April 2024, Benefit Voku for Greek Comrades legal costs. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

In April 2018 on the Greek island of Lesvos, a group of 200-300 fascists attacked a group of residents of the former Moria camp. The pogrom lasted all night, throughout the city centre of Mytilene. The police eventually evacuated the square but only after dozens were left injured, with Greek flags and fascist slogans plastered across the town. Before this, a group of comrades intervened to help those under attack and drive the fascists away. For this, they were arrested and then prosecuted on outrageous charges. Tonight’s benefit dinner goes towards supporting their ongoing legal costs. […Lees verder]

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]

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]

SkRrRew the Smalltalk VOKU 4 No Border Kitchen Lesvos by ZZW Rafelrand

Thursday 28 March 2024, SkRrRew the Smalltalk VOKU 4 No Border Kitchen Lesvos by ZZW Rafelrand. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

This aim of this evening is to eat together, and do activities that throw any necessities for small talk out of the window, to help you connect with strangers you’d otherwise be too shy to talk to. Together we draw, play, listen to music and have debates. With your donations, we try to build structures of solidarity, near and far. This time we are raising money for No Border Kitchen Lesvos, a self-organized collective that supports people stuck at the border.

Your chickens and nightingales from ZZW Rafelrand
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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).

Voku for Solidarity With Migrants & book presentation ‘The Light of the Beast’ by Pablo Allison

Thursday 15 February 2024, Voku for Solidarity With Migrants & book presentation ‘The Light of the Beast’ by Pablo Allison. Door opens at 7pm with food. The book presentation from Pablo Allison starts around 20:30. No reservation.

The Light of the Beast is the culmination of six years work documenting migrants traveling from Central America, through Mexico and into the USA as the final destination. Since 2007, British-Mexican artist Pablo Allison has tried to understand life and its intricacies, by documenting migration and its consequences.

‘The Beast’ or ‘La Bestia’ as migrants call it, is a freight train that carries goods between Canada, the United States of America and Mexico. As most people who leave their countries travel with no money, ‘La Bestia” represents the only way to get to the USA border, despite this being forbidden by Mexican authorities.
This journey is tough and it can be extremely dangerous for people to travel this way, for a number of reasons. These travellers often referred to as migrants, run a high chance of being kidnapped, mugged, extorted or ending up dead in the desert before they reach their destination.
The majority of migrants that use this mode of transport come from countries with the highest levels of violence in the world. Places like Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are examples of countries where the situation is so untenable that undertaking this potentially devastating journey is an only option for survival.
The vast amount of migrants that leave their countries are forced to, due to the oppression and extreme violence caused by delinquent groups that dominate entire communities. Violence in these countries is a product of decades of poverty and a lack of decent and fair policies from governments in Central America as well as from US interventions over many decades.

The benefit for this voku is Solidarity With Migrants, an open assembly in solidarity with migrants in Greece consisting of locals, internationals and migrants against racism, fascism, and capitalism.
Our speech and actions are against the war against migrants waged by the states, capitalism and all kinds of racists and fascists, focusing on the anti- migration policy of the Greek state and the dehumanising camp system. We seek the communication between and connection of the struggles of locals and migrants against our common enemies, in the context of international struggles against all forms of oppression and devaluation of our lives. People attending and participating in the assembly come from different backgrounds and are often faced with different forms of oppression and violence (racist, gender violence, sexism, classism etc). Many of us are also involved in political movements, antifascist, antiracist, antisexist and other struggles. We want all to be equal and we also want society to become fair and free for everyone. This is the basis of everything we do.
We are not an NGO nor in another way an official organization so we don’t get funded from anyone and we are also totally independent from refugees organizations, the greek government and the European Union. According to our political standpoint of opposing all these, refusing funding by them is essential.

Solidarity With Migrants: solidaritymigrants [at] riseup [dot] net […Lees verder]

Screw the Smalltalk VOKU for No Border Kitchen Lesvos

Monday 12 February 2024, Screw the Smalltalk VOKU for No Border Kitchen Lesvos. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Our friends at No Border Kitchen Lesvos need our support! With cold weather, ever-continuing pushbacks and little support, we need to stand in solidarity more than ever.

“No Border Kitchen Lesvos is a self-organised group of independent individuals who maintain a solidarity structure on the Greek Island of Lesvos. The main purpose of the collective is to support travellers who cannot progress with their journey due to European migratory policies. Through a praxis based on mutual aid and solidarity, we take a stand against border policies and the suffering they are causing.

Alongside providing basic needs, we are trying to offer a viable alternative to the way travellers are treated by mainstream NGO’s, governments, and local authorities, which is often characterised by condescension, coupled with a dehumanising and infantilising attitude. We also monitor and publish information about the ever-changing situation on Lesvos, to put the situation back into focus and to be able to maintain a flexible and responsive organisational structure.”

Alongside serving food, we will also play a game called screw the smalltalk, in which we doodle together. Bring a pen and paper if you want to participate!

your chickens and nightingales from ZZW Rafelrand

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