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蔡添木 CAI Tian-Mu 南管音樂家 返回

蔡添木(1913-2012),南管藝師。出生於臺北。童年時因為家裡做為聚賢堂活動場所,耳濡目染,11歲開始跟隨潘訓、潘榮枝父子學習南管音樂,對於琵琶、三絃、洞簫、二絃無不擅長,尤其是簫音清亮綿長,打音圓實有勁,強調「珠落盤」,隨著骨幹音加花作料,更是他的強項。熟捻二十六套指與十三套大譜,在現今的南管人中,已少有人能與他並稱。參加過臺灣地區多數的南管社團、與多數職業的南管戲班後場,曾榮獲教育部民族藝術薪傳獎、成就傑出獎,以及國家文化藝術基金會第二屆文藝獎提名。蔡添木參與南管超過80年,上下四管皆嫻熟。他的一生隨著時代變遷而幾經變革,但他向來隨遇而安,最為人敬仰者是不賣弄才藝,不與人爭。2012年以高齡99歲過世,留下一代南管人之典範。

CAI Tian-Mu was born in Taipei in 1913. His family would often invite nanguan ensembles to play in their home when he was a child, so he often listened to the performances and started learning the art form at the age of 11 with father and son, Pan Xun and Pan Rong-Zhi. He mastered the pi’pa, sanxian, dongxiao flute, and the nanguan erhu. Cai Tian-Mu played with several different nanguan ensembles, and worked professionally in various troupes. He was awarded the Ministry of Education’s National Arts Award. He passed away in 2012.