What we're about

MixTree is a non-profit stichting, founded in 2014. We chose our name in order to represent the varied melting pot we are and the scenery we operate. In fact, MixTree’s purpose is to create a place where artists and people from different backgrounds and cultures can freely mingle, gather, interact and explore new paths. We do so by organising and promoting events, ideas, and especially souls that contribute to make of Amsterdam the unique centre of creation in the world that it is. In the last three years we have hosted different venues, a language school, meet-ups and exhibitions in Overtoom and nowadays we are continuing and expanding our activities in our new and humongous location inside the concrete jungle at Broedplaats Lely, where we aim to give place to even more music, theatre, performance, cabaret, film projections, exhibitions, our language school, talks and cultural events.

Amsterdam as a center of Arts is rapidly driven to the suburbs by the gentrification process, but MixTreel tries its best to create a safe haven, together with Urban Resort, for those that do not give up...simply for the love of Art and humanity...

Upcoming events (5+)

Trio Harmani - Greek Rebetiko night - with Souvaki!

DUTCH BELOW! FOLLOW THIS LINK TO FIND THE ENTRANCE ON GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/Qa9DX6QB64U2 Trio Harmani is back with long night filled with rebetiko music, Greek food, ouzo and tsipouro! A special night for all Greeks and Greece lovers and the curious... Rebetiko is Greek urban music, with its heyday in the 1930’s. Originating from the Greek communities of Asia Minor (Turkey) it mixes Anatolian and Eastern roots with Western influences. It was the music of the poor refugees from Turkey, living in the shanty towns of Athens and Pireaus, and it was a way of reminiscing their abandoned hometowns. It was the music of the underground, telling stories about petty thieves, feuds, drugs, love and poverty. Some call the lyrics a form of gangster rap avant-la-lettre, others see in it a description of daily life filled with hardships and sorrow on the fringes of society. Trio Harmani plays songs spanning all of rebetiko's history, from underground refugee music in the 1930’s to the more bohemian and socially accepted style of the 1950’s. TRIO HARMANI: Lydia Stavraki (voice, percussion) grew up in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, and lives in Rotterdam. She regularly performs as a jazz and rebetiko singer in various line-ups. Thomas Huisman (bouzouki, voice) was born in Rotterdam and got hooked on rebetiko music during his Erasmus exchange in Thessaloniki, performing both in the Netherlands as well as in Greece. Manolis Fragkiadakis (guitar, voice) hails from the beautiful island of Crete, known for its strong musical tradition. A PhD student in Leiden, he also gives workshops on rebetiko music. TICKETS: €4,- (ONLY CASH!) DOORS OPEN at 7:30pm MUSIC STARTS at 8:30pm --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trio Harmani is terug met een avond vol met rebetiko muziek, Grieks eten, ouzo en tsipouro! Een speciale avond voor alle Grieken, Griekenlandliefhebbers en nieuwsgierigen... Rebetiko is Griekse stadsmuziek, met zijn hoogtijdagen in de jaren '30. Het vind zijn oorsprong in de Griekse gemeenschappen in Klein-Azië (Turkije) en mengt Anatolische en oosterse wortels met westerse invloeden. Het was de muziek van de arme vluchtelingen uit Turkije, die in de sloppenwijken van Athene en Piraeus leefden, en het was voor hen een manier om uiting te geven aan de heimwee naar hun verlaten geboorteplaatsen. Het was muziek ook van de onderwereld, die verhaalt over kleine dieven, vetes, drugs, liefde en armoede. Sommigen noemen de teksten een soort gangster rap avant-la-lettre, anderen zien er een beschrijving in van een dagelijks leven getekend door ontberingen en verdriet aan de zelfkant van de samenleving. Trio Harmani speelt liederen die de geschiedenis en ontwikkeling van de stijl omvat; van de ondergrondse muziek van de vluchtelingen in de jaren '30 tot de meer Boheemse en sociaal geaccepteerde stijl van de jaren '50. TRIO HARMANI: Lydia Stavraki (zang, percussie) groeide op in Thessaloniki, in het noorden van Griekenland, en woont in Amsterdam. Ze treedt regelmatig op als jazz en rebetiko-zangeres met verschillende groepen. Thomas Huisman (bouzouki, zang) is geboren en getogen in Rotterdam en raakte aan de rebetiko verknocht tijdens zijn Erasmusperiode in Thessaloniki. Hij treedt zowel in Nederland als in Griekenland op. Manolis Fragkiadakis (gitaar, zang) komt van het schone eiland Kreta, dat bekend staat om zijn rijke muzikale traditie. Hij is PhD student in Leiden en geeft tevens workshops over rebetiko. TICKETS: €4,- DEUREN OPEN: 19:30 AANVANG: 20:30

Languages Exchange Meetup at MixTree

MixTree at Broedplaats LELY

Speak different languages and drink Spritz ! Join our meetup party every MONDAY from 18.30 at MixTree Bar 😀 Our Languages Exchange Meetup is all about having fun, meeting new people, and of course learning your favourite languages! Learn or improve a foreign language in pair with a native speaker and pay them back by teaching them your mother tongue. Let’s say that you like German and you would like to practise it with a native speaker – we will find one for you :) 😉 Entrance fee: 3 euros (includes one drink at the bar!) At the entrance of the Cafe, you will get a sticker with your name on it and your language learning experience can start right away. 🎉🍻 NO BOOKING REQUIRED - Alone or with a pack of friends, just come! (you can join us from 18.30 at any time later in the evening) FOOD and DRINKS: in case you are hungry you can find amazing Sicilian homemade ravioli and pasta, pizza, salads and snacks, homemade chocolate cookies and cakes, and of course our Spritz, nice cocktail, soft drinks, good wines and beers 🎉🍻 IMPORTANT: MixTree location is at Broedplaats LELY (1st floor) Building entrance is from Willem Frogerstraat, 5 (2-minute walking from Lelylaan Station) See you there!! Susy & Carlo & Alex & Omke & Maddalena & Orsi & Maria www.mixtreelang.nl

MixTree Comedy Night

MixTree

Come and join us for what promises to be a legendary edition of Mixtree Comedy Night! Our headliner will be celebrated musical comedian George Rigden on tour from the UK There will be great support by local stand-ups Gijs Stuurman,James Johnson, Wietske Dijkstra, Bader El Khalfi and performace artist Andy Duncan. Hosted by MAestro of The Underground Ken Parsons with his trademark mix of daft headtrips and even dafter songs. There is delicious Sicilian food available from 6 pm, Show time 9 pm Euro 7 50 ( 5 Students) on the door but you can get online tickets just to be sure!

Languages Exchange Meetup at MixTree

MixTree at Broedplaats LELY

Speak different languages and drink Spritz ! Join our meetup party every MONDAY from 18.30 at MixTree Bar 😀 Our Languages Exchange Meetup is all about having fun, meeting new people, and of course learning your favourite languages! Learn or improve a foreign language in pair with a native speaker and pay them back by teaching them your mother tongue. Let’s say that you like German and you would like to practise it with a native speaker – we will find one for you :) 😉 Entrance fee: 3 euros (includes one drink at the bar!) At the entrance of the Cafe, you will get a sticker with your name on it and your language learning experience can start right away. 🎉🍻 NO BOOKING REQUIRED - Alone or with a pack of friends, just come! (you can join us from 18.30 at any time later in the evening) FOOD and DRINKS: in case you are hungry you can find amazing Sicilian homemade ravioli and pasta, pizza, salads and snacks, homemade chocolate cookies and cakes, and of course our Spritz, nice cocktail, soft drinks, good wines and beers 🎉🍻 IMPORTANT: MixTree location is at Broedplaats LELY (1st floor) Building entrance is from Willem Frogerstraat, 5 (2-minute walking from Lelylaan Station) See you there!! Susy & Carlo & Alex & Omke & Maddalena & Orsi & Maria www.mixtreelang.nl

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