CLASH concert to help Justice for N. Korea

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Apr 22, 2014 - 21:03
  • Updated : Apr 23, 2014 - 18:54
Regular expat-Korean charity concert CLASH will run again Saturday, with a show in aid of Justice for North Korea.

This is the second CLASH in aid of Justice for North Korea, a non-partisan volunteer organization that helps North Korean refugees escape from China into South Korea and supports them here.

JFNK also works with international organizations to push for better human rights conditions in North Korea and raise more awareness of the situation through street campaigns.

The opening musical acts will be rapper Degalo, singer Joe Rollins and R&B soloist B Young.

The main rock acts will be expat band Hatch and Korean band Missing Lucille, while hip-hop will come from Part Time Cooks and Snacky Chan.
Hosts Bronwyn Mullen and Jesse Day introduce acts during the CLASH event in December. (Shane Pilon)

Kevin Lowther, who is helping organize the CLASH events, said he was looking forward to performances by Part Time Cooks and Snacky Chan.

“The three of them have been putting together amazing shows,” said Kevin Lowther. “The energy is always off the charts when those guys are cooking and they have already got a pretty big following.

“Snacky Chan is very well regarded. He’s been in the game for about 10 years, he’s done really good things in the U.S. and Korea. We’re really lucky to have him for a charity show.”

Lowther, who has been a regular performer at CLASH events decided to help run the event this time.

“It seemed like every show just kept on getting better and kept on raising more money for the charities that they were trying to benefit so I really wanted to see if I could be a part of the organization,” he said.

The hip-hop violinist performed a freestyle event with two rappers in Hongdae to promote the event.

The night will be hosted by TV personalities Jesse Day and Bronwyn Mullen.

An after-party will be held at Club In2Deep after the main show.

“We are really glad that it is happening there because the club owner has really supported a lot of artists who performed at CLASH over the years,” said Lowther.

“Especially Part Time Cooks, he has been really instrumental in giving them a stage to perform, so it’s a really good tie-in for us and it makes a lot of sense for us to have it there.”

The last CLASH concert was held in December, raising 4.7 million won ($4,500) for Angel House, a shelter for the disabled.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. at Freebird in Hongdae. Tickets are 10,000 won.

The after-party in In2Deep is free before midnight. Entry is free for women and 10,000 won for men after midnight.

For more information, check the CLASH event page on Facebook by searching for “CLASH 8.”

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