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Aboriginal troupe to perform musical for Puyuma music legend BaLiwakes
音樂劇《芒果樹下的回憶》再現陸森寶歌謠的部落風情

Dancers from the Formosa Aboriginal Song and Dance Troupe perform Memories under the Mango Tree in Greater Tainan on March 31.
原舞者舞團三月三十一日在台南演出《芒果樹下的回憶》。

Photo: Hong Rui-chin, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者洪瑞琴

The Formosa Aboriginal Song and Dance Troupe is paying tribute to late Puyuma tribe musician BaLiwakes, who is better known by his Chinese name Lu Sen-bao, in Memories Under the Mango Tree, in which nearly a century of Puyuma life, emotions, suffering, belief and change is recounted through 24 of his greatest songs. The piece will be performed at the Tainan Municipal Cultural Center on April 21 at 7:30pm.

BaLiwakes was adept at using songs to narrate an era, going from expansive mountain and ocean sceneries to the muttering and twittering of seemingly unimportant individuals. His songs have been passed down from generation to generation in Puyuma villages, and among them is “Beautiful Ear of Rice,” which became extremely popular during Taiwan’s folk song movement of the late 1970s.

The Formosa Aboriginal Song and Dance Troupe says Memories Under the Mango Tree is the name of one of BaLiwakes’ songs, but that it is less well known than some of his more popular songs, because it was only passed down among his children.

The troupe is using BaLiwakes’ music as the main theme of the performance, recreating Puyuma songs and dances for the musical. Taking everyone on a journey through time with his music as the vehicle, the troupe will use their voices to guide the audience, as if being taken back to Taitung’s Nanwang village of the 1960s and 70s. For ticket information call 03-8642290.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

原舞者舞團精選卑南族創作家陸森寶的二十四首歌謠,編創《芒果樹下的回憶》,描寫卑南族人將近一個世紀的生活、心情、遭遇、信仰與變遷,將於四月二十一日晚七點半在台南文化中心登演。

陸森寶善用歌謠敘述時代,從遼闊的山海景致到小人物的細語呢喃,歌謠不僅流傳在卑南族部落裡,其中〈美麗的稻穗〉也在西元一九七0年代末的民歌運動中蔚為風潮。

「原舞者」舞團表示,《芒果樹下的回憶》是陸森寶眾多作品中的一首歌名,相較於其他一些膾炙人口的音樂作品,它較少為人知,因為這首歌只流傳在他的子女之間。

舞團這次以其歌謠為劇作主軸,全新製作卑南族傳統樂舞及音樂劇,將帶領大家進入陸森寶的音樂時光隧道中,也用歌聲引導觀眾,彷彿置身在六、七十年代台東南王部落風光。購票請洽:03-8642290。

(自由時報記者洪瑞琴)

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