SSMBA to hold children fundraiser
By John Redmond
Students of the Sejong-Syracuse Global MBA (SSMBA) program will hold a charity music festival being held in three venues in Hongdae, Seoul, on the night of Nov. 11.
Beginning at 9 p.m., the event named HELP! 11-11-11 will be held at Club Ta, Club FF, and Gogo’s 2, all located on the same street in Hongdae.
All money raised goes to SOS Children's Village to help with three orphanages they run, and ideally, help to open a fourth one.
SOS Children’s Village is an independent international organization established in 1949 to protect the needs and rights of children. They run 450 different villages for children in over 100 countries, helping to provide a regular life for children who have been abandoned or orphaned. SOS Korea operates three villages in Seoul, Daegu and Suncheon.
The entire event was conceived and planned by the students of the SSMBA, a student body comprising of people from over 22 different countries, as part of their annual activities.
The first band will take the stage at Gogo’s 2 at 9 p.m. and the music starts at the other two venues at 11 p.m. The lineup includes bands, duo’s, solo performers and even some dancing, and genres include rock, hip hop, indie, acoustic and many more.
Acts include the award winning Seoul Electric Band, Kim Bada’s Art of Parties, Pinnacle the Hustler, Ynot? Angry Bear, Eshe, Band Minha, Kozmo 3, Chanters Alley, Total @ssholes, Jupiter 102, Gaia Bless, Mirrorhouse, James Holt, Greg Priester, DJ Smiley and more.
The group, SSMBA, has also been invited to take part in the global project known as “One Day on Earth,” which will visually capture footage from every country on earth on Nov. 11.
“We are working hard on the finishing touches in what we hope will be a wonderful event that helps this wonderful cause,” states a press release.
“The venues, artists and volunteers are all donating their time for free, and all of the door sales will be donated directly to the charity.”
Entrance to all venues is 10,000 won.
For more information go to the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/HELP11.11.11 or contact http://www.onedayonearth.org/.