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賴碧霞 LAI Bi-Xia 客家音樂家 返回

賴碧霞(1932-2015),本名賴鸞櫻,被譽為客家山歌歌后。生於竹東橫山大山背。小學時受到學校音樂老師打下良好聲樂基礎,對客家歌曲著迷,決心拜師學藝,先後師事官羅成、賴廷漢等人。青年期受聘於多家廣播電臺,1954年因精通客、閩、日語,略懂泰雅族語,成為紅牌播音員。除了擔任森永奶粉企業的廣告播音員外,也當過味王味精的代言人。1962年,與彭雙琳等熱心人士成立客家民謠研進會,舉辦客家民謠比賽及推廣客家民謠,她更將客家山歌融入戲劇中,製作史上第一部客家電影《茶山情歌》。1994年,成立碧霞鄉土客家民謠劇團。2011年,獲指定為重要傳統藝術客家山歌保存者,致力於客家音樂薪傳工作。2012年榮獲第十六屆國家文藝獎之殊榮,傳承及推廣客家藝術貢獻良多,實為眾人之典範。

LAI Bi-Xia (a. k. a. LAI Luan-Ying) is a famous singer of Hakka folksongs. She was born in Hsinchu County's Chutung Township in 1932. She was obsessed with Hakka folksongs from an early age and was determined to find a teacher to learn the art form. Lai studied traditional narrative singing (shuochang), folksongs, traditional morality songs and tea-picking songs with Guan Luo-Cheng, Lai Ting-Han and Su Wan-Sung. In her youth, Lai worked at several different radio stations, giving her opportunities to collect an extensive amount of Hakka folksongs to publish. Lai introduced Hakka folksongs into theater and created the first Hakka film — "Tea Mountain Love Song." In 2011, she was recognized by the Ministry of Culture as Important Traditional Art Preserver in Hakka folksong. In June 2012, she was honored by receiving National Award for the Arts by NCAF. She's been intensely devoting herself to disseminating traditional Hakka music.