Monday September 12th 2016, Benefit voku & acoustic night for Mutfak soli kitchen w/ Serpent (be), Branding (be) and Kopfleuchten (de). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Gig at 8:30 sharp!!
Mutfak is a migrant solidarity kitchen in Tarlabaşı, Istanbul. It is not like any other kitchen. It has neither cooks nor customers. Here, everybody is a cook and all the food is shared. It belongs to the neighborhood and everyone is welcome. Local markets, shops, organizations, farmer’s cooperatives and all sorts of collectives contribute to the kitchen with vege tables, cereals, oils and other ingredients that they offer. All contributors bring something to put into the pots, stir them and land a hand to whatever is needed. Here neither money nor credit cards are valid, but solidarity and collaboration are. This is a place of sharing our food, labor, ideas, stories and daily lives. The kitchen is not solely about eating. Those who are willing to, can share their knowledge, abilities and experiences with others through workshops. For what comes in handy for one, might also be a tool for the others. To start with, there will be Turkish and English language courses, legal counselling for immigrants, activities for children and craft courses open to everyone’s contribution. This kitchen serves as a locus of solidarity and sharing against all sorts of borders that tear us apart. In these days they are not cooking so much anymore – but are still invested in creating solidary bonds in our neighborhood which has been shaped by migration since a long time. Their current project takes them around Turkey cooking at antimilitary camps. All proceeds from the event will go to help with their equipment and fuel expenses.
Mutfak – Migrant Solidarity Kitchen Newsletter #01 / January – February 2016: http://gocmendayanisma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/mutfak-newsletter.pdf
Serpent from Belgium. An acoustic mix of punk and crust-influenced songs with subversive lyrics in Flemish.
Branding from Belgium; dark and swirling accoustic hardcore folk, sung in the West-Flemish dialect.
Kopfleuchten from Germany Sascha (Schmitt). First with Oldseed from Canada, and for several years he belongs Tire Birdt from Eindhoven. He himself is under the name KOPFLEUCHTEN years instrumental music, for movies, especially with the accordion. On his latest album ‘Luftikus’ are also glockenspiel, piano and guitar over. Live, he plays with glockenspiel, “music box” and accordion.