buttonPlastic People with Orgeltanz
@ Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju (5th May. '08)

Afternoon Delight

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      Now in its ninth year, the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea screened 195 flicks from 40 countries over the first nine days of May. Knowing full well that man can not be entertained by movies alone, organizers held different cultural events and concerts to keep filmgoers occupied between screenings.

Plastic People      Children's Day saw a pair of Seoul-based acts take the three-hour car ride to Jeonju city for a matinee street performance. Set up on Cinema Street in front of Megabox, one of the event's main theatres, spectators of all ages eagerly crowded around while Orgeltanz and Plastic People prepped for their 30-minute performances.

      Opening with "Sagwanamu," Orgeltanz's subtle, eclectic worldly grooves were perfectly suited to Cinema Street's laid back, family-oriented vibe on this sunny afternoon. Completed surrounded by fans and curious onlookers, the sextet (violinist Angel was unable to perform after being injured during a magazine photo shoot the week before) showcased material from their debut disc, which should surface before the end of the year.

      Acoustic guitarists MiOng and Shoonguli and bassist Byung Moon provided a bed of fantastic folk that was accented with vocalist Marca Marco's accordion and a diverse range of percussive instruments such as shakers, bells, djembe, cabasa, darbuka, and rainstick courtesy of HaMin. A woman of many talents, HaMin was seldom seen only playing one thing, often balancing her darbuka or djembe between her legs so that she could use her arms for other musical implements.

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      An appearance by the group's newest addition, Canada-bred belly dancer Eshe, during the instrumental "Chumchunun" was met with a round of "oohs" and "ahhs" as attendees eagerly scrambled to photograph her mesmerizing movements. MiOng added harmonica and train whistle to the gypsy-inspired, Roma-ish "Champagne" while the shimmying Eshe elicited smiles and applause with her coy faces and undulations. Band and dancer came together perfectly on epic closer, "Orgeltanz." Shoonguli's face tightened as he and MiOng's melded the track into a Spanish-infused rocker that brought an enthusiastic round of applause from the audience..

      After a brief five-minute interlude, Plastic People were up. Lead by guitarist Kim Min Kyu and keyboardist Yun Ju Mi, the quintet's 60s-influenced pop ditties were catchy and fun. Veterans of Korea's young independent scene, Kim and Yun's voices blended beautifully on each of the cuts showcased this afternoon. While Kim stuck solely to acoustic guitar, Yun added new dynamics to their well-played melodic rhythms with tambourine, harmonica, melodihorn, and an apple-shaped shaker. Wrapping up shortly before 2 p.m., the crowd voiced their appreciation before heading off to catch one of the Film Festival's many 2 p.m. screenings.

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report by shawn and photos by shawn & Jin Hyung Choi

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