Aman molli: Special Concert

Friday 11 November 2022, Aman molli: Special Concert, Turkish melodies with Duygu Alkan (voice), Alexandros Papadimitrakis (Oud), and Burak Savaş (violin). Door opens at 7pm, music at 9pm.

Aman molli and Joe’s Garage are opening the doors for a special music concert! Later at night jam will follow. Donations welcome.

Aman molli: Special concert!

Friday 8 April 2022, Aman Molli special concert. Doors open at 7 pm. Food from 7:30 pm. Music from 9pm.

After a long covid hibernation Aman molli is opening the doors for a special music concert! Two groups of musicians will blend melodies from West and East, by performing Jazz and East-mediterranean traditional music, respectively.
Music at ~ 9pm we start with Jazz & free improvisation: Remy Dielemans (Doublebass) & Pericles Makris (Guitar).
At ~ 10pm we continue with East-mediterranean traditional melodies: Alexandros Papadimitrakis (Oud), Vanessa Kourtesi (Voice), Eirini Zogali (Oud/Bouzouki), Asteris Varveris (Guitar/Lute/Voice) & Thodoris Ziarkas (Lyre from Karpathos).

Food 7:30 pm: Before the music will warm up our soul we will have a 3-course meal to warm up our body. Donation money for the food will cover the cost of the ingredients and the rest will support anti-war actions in Yemen, Ukraine and others if possible.

Aman Molli special concert

Saturday October 12th 2019, Aman Molli special concert.
Aman molli is proud to host one more special concert with traditional Greek and Turkish music.
Alexandros Papadimitrakis, Vanessa Kourtesi, Dimitra Metzaki and many more will be with us for a special winter welcoming concert, full of singing and music playing.
Melodies from all around the sunbathed Aegean Sea, Greek islands, Turkish sores, middle east bazaars, and desolate Arabic deserts will warm our hearts!
The doors will open at 7 pm. 7:30 pm food will be served! Music around 9pm.
Aman Molli:

Benefit for Devrimci Otonomlar, revolutionary autonomes in Turkey

Thursday June 27th 2019, Benefit for Devrimci Otonomlar, revolutionary autonomes in Turkey. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

“We are a organization that wants to build an anarchist line of struggle in the region against the rising fascist reflexes and policies of the current state in Turkey. We support the idea of setting up local autonomous groups that will expand neighbourhood by neighbourhood in the city we are struggling to organise a continuous practice for our goal.
And our starting area is the stronghold of political islam, the Fatih district. Two days before we wrote this text, racist attacks against Armenians start again with the saying this is just the beginning. The bullying and inhumane approach against the immigrants in the neighbourhood is rising by the day and because the society and even the political trend of the opposition parties is leaning towards a point of anti-immigrants, this situation is taking the form of hate and eventually violence.
Be sure comrades that this is just a small part of whats happening.
To embody our policy against the state and to start a determined struggle we want to open a cultural centre in Fatih.
We think that this cultural centre will decrease the tensions in the society and become a place for our immigrant friends to breath by taking continue steps to solve the problems we mentioned.
Together with current political problems, we want to gain anti-authoritarian experience that will feed our political work with activities such as free education, music, theatre, dance workshops and reading groups.
And on this path with the obligation and lack of Revolutionary Solidarity, we want our comrades who are far away but in fact we are shoulder to shoulder with, to walk with us together.”

Joe’s Garage is 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] lists [dot] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Aman molli special concert with Serenade Ensemble

Saturday 8 December 2018, Aman molli special concert with Serenade Ensemble. Doors open at 7:00 pm, concert starts at 7:30 pm. Bring your instruments for the jam afterwards!

Serenade Ensemble is a group of five talented young musicians from Greece and Turkey who all met in Codarts university in Rotterdam. In this concert, they are going to connect the two sides of the Aegean sea by playing common songs that are widely known in both countries and there are lyrics in both languages.
For example, in their repertoire is a song called “Tsakitzis”. Tsakitzis was a mythical folk hero of both Turks and Greeks in Asia Minor and in Istanbul. He was a rebel (just like Robin Hood), who, according to the songs and the legends, always defended the weak people and stole money from the rich people to distribute it to the poor ones (19th-20th century).

Serenade Ensemble is een nieuwe muzikale formatie bestaande uit: Duygu Alkan (zang), Dimitra Metzaki (oud), Andriana Petala Achitzanova (ney), Vanessa Kourtesi (zang) en Nikos Augoustidis (oud & zang). Hun repertoire bestaat uit Griekse en Turkse volks en klassieke liederen.
A small sample:

Do you want to perform, play a concert at Joe’s Garage? Please get in touch: joe [at] squat [dot] net, we are curious to read on your own website, not on corporate social media, where you have been playing in the past, what type of venues you are heading to.

Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey

Monday 20th November 2017, Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Dear friends and Comrades : the nowadays law in TURKEY obliging the prisoners to wear an uniform is one of the reactionary offensives of the fascist dictatorship that aims for standardizing the very whole people. It would be a mistake to consider it only as a plan against the prisoners because it is better a new attack of the fascism against the people and all the strengths of the democracy in Turkey and Kurdistan. As well in the society and in prison : the Turkish State rejects the existence of all Opposition to his fascist regime.

That’s why the project of uniform for prisoners is not a dress problem but rather a new stage in the program of standardizing the country and of muzzling it. In Turkey, with the present Government of the AKP (1) the practices of the fascism reach their summit : we protest against the application of this iniquitous Law and we say : STOP ! ALL THIS PROJECT SHALL NOT PASS !

  • During the military Putsch of September 12th in 1980 in Turkey, one first attempt had been made but it will be 3 years later in 1983 when the fascist regime will try again to impose the port of the uniform for the prisoners. This violent attack has been applied during numerous years with the aim of torturing, of destroying the personality and the identity.Finally, the Turkish State had to renounce face to the long run and intense Resistance of the political prisoners realized in the unity, in spite of all the difficulties and through notably hunger strikes and collective actions in jail. Nor the torture suffered in repression because of this invincible Resistance, nor the attempts of humiliations of the Courts legitimating this torture : succeeded make them to bend. Numerous Resistants have eternalized themselves in the course of this exemplary Resistance by snatching their imposed uniforms and by appearing in underwear during their political trial face to Courts of “justice” servant of the fascist regime. These same Courts have voluntarily ignored the return in blood and in underwear of the political prisoners with the torture inflicted as a daily dish supported by their verdicts…
  • At the beginning of the 90’s, among his incessant attacks : the military fascist regime will still try to put this project in the agenda but the increasing extent of the Resistance dissuades him.
  • Today, in september 2017, this project becomes topicality. The fascism gets ready for launching an attack against the liveliest and the most resistant part of the society in Turkey : the political prisoners. The fascist power puts the society under pressure by hunger, poverty, massacres, detentions, arrests and massive exiles. He wants to bring back the whole society to the condition of slave with no voice, practicing the political banishment against Kurd people and Abdullah OCALAN : the representative of his national and democratic fight but also against the Armenian people, the Alevi, the Yezidi and many others…

All the attempts of attacks from the fascist regime in Turkey are a failure : they don’t succeed in their plan. The political prisoners are the most Resistant part of the society and in capacity for sacrificing itself for Freedom. Yet, the fascist Turkish State fears all this would generates waves that spread within the people. That’s why, the prisoners become his first target and once again, he wants to mate them definitively and to succeed in imposing the port of the uniform for prisoners in the way to contain the whole society under narrow control.

As by the past, the present Government of the AKP wants is own revenge against this permanent affront and he wants to weaken the revolutionaries and the Opposition by nazi practices such as political persecutions, massacres, systematic torture and uniform for prisoners like those in the Guantanamo’s Camp but the Resistance is going to be enormous !

Every time that the fascist Turkish State will try to shut up the sound of their voice, we will always shout with a stronger voice, we will be their voices.

We have already shouted and we still shout :
We have refused to wear the uniform for prisoners and we never will !
The oppression and the threats will not intimidate us, we will be victorious !
Long live for the Revolutionary solidarity! Long live for the International solidarity!

Paris, September 2nd 2017. Platform of fight against the uniform for prisoners in Turkey

  1. (1) AKP. (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi-Party of Justice and Development). It’s one of the Turkish fascists partys. The AKP is in the government of the Turkish State, and since the last elections he cheated the votes against the victorious HDP (Democratic Party of the Peoples) which obtained an overwhelming majority against the AKP’s fascism regime.

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 the political prisoners in Turkey. Music with the Resonant Rogues

Monday 21st August 2017, Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey, from 7pm. Music with the Resonant Rogues from 8:30pm till 10pm.

Our Kurdish friends are back for their monthly benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey. After the food, on the stage, music with the Resonant Rogues from Asheville, North Carolina, duo accordion, banjo, guitar, vocals, suitcase, percussion. Two years ago, the Resonants Rogues played all the squats in Amsterdam. Their tour blog is all about what they experienced in Amsterdam and further.

“American folk music has always had a populist perspective, a vision of music made by the people, for the people. Asheville, North Carolina roots band The Resonant Rogues know this well, for they’ve traveled the byways and highways of America, even crossed the water to Europe and the Mediterranean with instruments and songs in tow. Anchored by the songwriting duo Sparrow and Keith Smith, the Rogues have shared songs with train-hoppers in New Orleans, busked on the streets of Budapest, learned Turkish Romani dance in Istanbul, and marched in protest in the hills of Appalachia. Throughout, the stories they’ve heard and the people they’ve met have fueled their music, which abounds with influences like Eastern European Romani brass bands, New Orleans street jazz, old-time stringbands, Woody Guthrie anti-fascist folk, French jazz manouche, and Middle Eastern rhythms. It’s not easy to pull off such a bold combination of genres, but The Resonant Rogues learned this music in person from the people who created it, so they have a tie to each tradition and a working knowledge of what this music means to the ordinary people that make this music every day. It’s a tintype view on the modern world,a cracked image that reflects the past through a prism of the future.” […Lees verder]

Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey, music with Bordelestino (Chile)

Monday 10th July 2017, Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey, music with Bordelestino. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Music from 9 till 10pm.

Bordelestino was formed in Santiago of Chili in 2011, by members Lolita Ponce, violin and vocals, Javier Valdebenito, double bass, and David Santis, accordion and vocals. Their repertoire ranges from tango, to French chanson; from Italian canzonetta and tarantella, to Chilean waltz and tonada; from Balkan music, to jazz, and to their own songs which melt those music genres with stories and poems. The use of acoustic instruments has made us a constant presence on the streets, in Chile, Brasil, France and Italy. During their 2015 European tour, Bordelestino made quite an impression in Finland. They are again on their way to Tampere. Lucky us, they are back for one night at Joe’s Garage. […Lees verder]