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A-mei donates NT$2 million for disaster relief in Taitung
颱風重創家鄉 阿妹捐款拋磚引玉

Pop diva Chang Hui-mei, better known as A-mei, performs with hip-hop group MJ116 at the Golden Melody Awards on June 26.
流行樂天后張惠妹(阿妹)和嘻哈樂團頑童,六月二十六日在金曲獎頒獎典禮表演。

Photo: Hu Shun-hsiang, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者胡舜翔

Pop diva Chang Hui-mei, better known as A-mei, will donate NT$2 million (about US$62,520) to her native Taitung County for disaster relief and reconstruction in the wake of Typhoon Nepartak.

A-mei said that eastern Taiwan needs assistance and support because the path to reconstruction will be long and hard. “This is just a start,” she said via her agent Issac Chen. “I will continue to do my best to assist with the reconstruction in Taitung.”

After A-mei made the announcement, rock band Mayday and singer Jia Jia announced that they would jointly donate NT$2 million. Jia Jia also comes from Taitung County. Meanwhile, entertainer Little S pledged a donation of NT$1 million.

The Bulareyaung Dance Company (BDC) — established by Aboriginal choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava of the Paiwan people in his native Taitung County — was also devastated by the typhoon. The choreographer and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre founder Lin Hwai-min jointly issued an open letter to call for help.(CNA)

尼伯特颱風重創東台灣,流行樂天后張惠妹(阿妹)宣布,捐款兩百萬元給家鄉台東縣,進行颱風救災重建工作。

阿妹說東台灣需要更多的幫忙和支援,因為接下來重建家園是辛苦而漫長的。「而這只是個開始!」她透過經紀人陳鎮川說,「接下來我還會盡自己所能,持續協助台東的重建工作。」

阿妹率先捐款後,樂團五月天和歌手家家等人宣布合捐兩百萬元,家家也來自台東,藝人小S並跟進捐款一百萬元。

排灣族編舞家布拉瑞揚在家鄉台東成立的「布拉瑞揚舞團BDC」,這次也深受其害,布拉瑞揚及雲門舞集創辦人林懷民則發表公開信、懇請社會援助。(張聖恩編譯)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. relief n. 救濟;救援

(jiu4 ji4; jiu4 yuan2)

2. reconstruction n. 重建

(chong2 jian4)

3. entertainer n. 藝人

(yi4 ren2)

4. pledge v. 保證;承諾

(bao3 zheng4; cheng2 nuo4)

5. choreographer n. 編舞家

(bian1 wu3 jia1)


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