Concert to raise funds for Gangjeong villagers
By John Redmond
A benefit concert to highlight the Gangjeong villager’s position will be held at Club Freebird in Hongdae on March 2.
Titled “Rock & Resistance” the event will bring concerned citizens from Seoul and around the country together for a night of solidarity, learning, and live music.
The issue of concern is the government construction of a naval base in the Gangjeong Village on Jeju Island. Villagers and their supporters are steadfast in their opposition to the project.
Nine local bands have decided to donate their musical talent for one night of eclectic and electrifying music.
The concert will feature Jambinai, fresh off their award-winning performance at the EBS Hello Rookie Awards. They will be joined by Korean folk metal rockers Goguryeo Band as well as SmackSoft, Momguamaum, Reska, Cosmos Sound and Billy Carter.
The organizers are a small group of concerned global citizens.
The concert is from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and entry is a 10,000 won donation.
To get there from Hongdae Station, leave via exit 9 in front of KFC. Head towards the "Fashion Street"/"Parking Lot Street." Continue down that street and cross the road. Take a left at Su Noreabang, a big white building. Take your first right in front of the Adidas store and head down that alley. Club Freebird will be at the end of that alley located on the second floor.
From Sangsu Station, leave via exit 1 and make a 180 degree turn to head toward Hongdae's main gate and the playground. Take a left and walk up a small hill to enter the playground. Walk through the playground and take a left. Club Cocoon should be on your left and the Adidas store will be on your right. Make a left in front of the Adidas store and head down that alley. Club Freebird will be at the end of that alley located on the second floor.
For more information, visit http://www.savejejuisland.org.