Korean and expat musicians will gather to perform at a CLASH charity event Friday in aid of women and children affected by war.
CLASH is regular event that brings together Korean and expat musicians in both rock and hip-hop four times a year to raise money for marginalized people.
This event is in aid of the Nabi Fund, which was created by two victims of Japanese military sexual slavery, Kim Bok-dong and Gil Won-ok, in coordination with the Korean Council for the Women Drafted into Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.
|Vasco performs at a CLASH event in April. ( ICONZ)|
The fund helps women who are victims of war and violence around the world, and supports the work of Rebecca Masika Katsuva and the association she created in 1999 to help women and children who are victims of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rebuild their lives.
Artists at the event will include Korean indie rockers Phonebooth, expat band Pentasonic and hip-hop from Rp-Q.
“I’m looking forward to seeking Rp-Q,” said Sabrina Lohr, artist coordinator for CLASH. “His music is a little bit hard, which is my style. It’s faster and has a lot of bass, it’s more traditional, while a lot of Korean hip-hop is slower and jazzier.”
Other musicians are Steeloz, Lemuel Oliver and Sang.
Organizers are concentrating on increasing the number of people at the event, changing venues to Gogos 2, which has more passing traffic, and recruiting bands with a more established following.
“There’s an established crowd that goes (to Gogos 2) and we are hoping to pull in some of them,” said Lohr.
Clash starts Friday at 7 p.m., but doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are 15,000 won at the door and 10,000 won in advance, available through Interpark.
For more information on the Nabi Fund, visit www.womenandwar.net.
By Paul Kerry (firstname.lastname@example.org