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鍾明昆 CHUNG Ming-Kun 民族音樂學者 返回

鍾明昆(1935-2013),民謠採集工作者。出生於屏東,就讀滿州國民學校(今滿州國小)時,受校長曾辛得的提琴聲感動,開啟自學音樂生涯。求學期間勤奮向上,自學習樂。於臺灣省立師範大學(今國立臺灣師範大學)畢業後,至臺灣省立臺南師範專科學校(今國立臺南大學)任教。因緣際會下與友人回到故鄉滿州共同成立滿州民謠推廣委員會。此後數十載,鍾明昆一有閒暇,便南下滿州蒐錄、保存與教唱民謠,不但發掘出張日貴等民謠歌手,並陸續成立民謠傳習班,出版專輯。2012年,滿州民謠被列為國內重要傳統表演藝術項目,並指定張日貴為主要傳唱者。2013年因病逝世,鍾明昆一生對故鄉的付出,奠定了滿州民謠在傳統文化中無可抹滅的重要地位,對於滿州民謠的傳唱與保存影響深遠。

CHUNG Ming-Kun, born in Pingtung in 1935, was a folk-song fieldworker. He received his Master's degree from the Music Department at Taiwan Provincial Teachers' College (now known as National Taiwan Normal University) and taught at Tainan Teachers' College (now known as Tainan University). In 1979 he returned to his hometown, Manzhou township, and organized the “Committee of Manzhou Folk Song Promotion.” In the following decades, he spent his leisure time collecting, preserving, and teaching folk music. He had discovered the local folk musician CHANG Ri-Gui, launched the folk-song training program, released albums of folk music, and promoted Manzhou folk music to become one of the major performing categories certified by the Ministry of Culture. He died in Tainan in 2013.