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Taiwan’s ‘folk song father’ remembered
鄧雨賢音樂會 系列活動登場

Hsinchu County Commissioner Chiu Ching-chun, right, and others unveil a statue of Teng Yu-hsien at the Teng Yu-hsien Music Culture Park in Hsinchu County on July 3.
新竹縣長邱鏡淳(右)等人七月三日於新竹縣的鄧雨賢音樂文化公園為鄧雨賢銅像揭幕。

Photo: Tsai Meng-shang, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者蔡孟尚

The Hsinchu County Government has organized a series of events to commemorate the 108th birthday of Teng Yu-hsien — Taiwan’s “folk song father.” The Teng Yu-hsien Music Culture Park was unveiled in Cyonglin Township on July 3. The county government’s Cultural Affairs Bureau says that the public is encouraged to attend the three concerts to be held in memory of Teng, as well as an upcoming audio-visual exhibition and musical.

Hsinchu County Commissioner Chiu Ching-chun, Teng’s son Teng Jen-kan, Cultural Affairs Bureau director Tsai Jung-kuang and Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp consultant Chi Ching-mei unveiled the bronze statue of Teng, at the park on July 3, donated by Chi Mei founder, Hsu Wen-long. Chiu said that Teng composed several folk songs that are well-known to Taiwanese, but says that most people are unaware that he was a Hakka from Hsinchu County, adding that the new park named after him will allow more people to know about Teng’s background.

Tsai says that a concert including both classic and popular musical elements will be held at the park on Saturday at 5pm. An audio-visual exhibit will commence at 10am and a concert at 5pm on July 20 at the New Tile House Hakka Cultural District in Hsinchu. A creative new musical about Teng will be performed at the Cultural Affairs Bureau’s Performance Hall on Aug. 3 at 7:30pm, Tsai says.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

新竹縣政府紀念台灣歌謠之父鄧雨賢一百零八歲冥誕系列活動,七月三日在芎林鄉鄧雨賢音樂文化公園揭開序幕;縣文化局表示,後續還有三場音樂會和鄧雨賢影音展、音樂劇陸續登場,歡迎民眾踴躍參加。

縣長邱鏡淳、鄧雨賢的兒子鄧仁侃、文化局長蔡榮光、奇美集團顧問紀慶玟等人,七月三日上午在公園裡共同為奇美集團創辦人許文龍捐贈的鄧雨賢銅像揭幕:邱鏡淳說,鄧雨賢創作的多首台灣民謠家喻戶曉,但知道他是新竹縣客家人的人卻不多,有了這座紀念公園,大家就能更瞭解鄧雨賢的出身淵源。

蔡榮光說,週六下午五點在鄧雨賢音樂文化公園,有一場兼具復古與流行元素的音樂會;二十日在竹北市新瓦屋客家文化保存區,上午十點有影音展、下午五點有音樂會;八月三日晚間七點三十分在文化局演藝廳,有鄧雨賢創新音樂劇演出。

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. commemorate v.

紀念 (ji4 nian4)

例: The parade commemorates the end of a decades-long war in the 18th century.

(遊行紀念十八世紀長達幾十年戰爭的結束。)

2. upcoming adj.

即將來臨的 (ji2 jiang1 lai2 lin2 de5)

例: The band’s upcoming album will be released sometime in the fall.

(該樂團即將推出的專輯將在秋天發行。)

3. consultant n.

顧問 (gu4 wen4)

例: She’s been a consultant for that company since retiring last year.

(她去年退休後,就開始在那家公司當顧問。)


(自由時報記者蔡孟尚)

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