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【今日美国】雷鬼音乐加入联合国文化遗产名录 Reggae Music Joins UN Cultural Heritage List

来源:慢速英语   时间:2020-01-11 16:16:04

This week,the cultural agency of the United Nations–UNESCO–added reggae music to its list of international cultural treasures.The purpose of the list is to teach about and protect many international cultural traditions.


本周,联合国文化机构-联合国教科文组织-将雷鬼音乐列入其国际文化宝库。这份名单的目的是教授和保护许多国际文化传统。


Reggae music began in Jamaica and spread across the world with its calls for social justice,peace and love.


雷鬼音乐起源于牙买加,以其对社会正义、和平与爱的呼唤而传遍世界各地。


Born in the neighborhoods of Kingston in the 1960s,reggae songs were an expression of hard times and struggle.But its rhythmic sound and hopeful lyrics also made it an enjoyable music.


雷鬼歌曲诞生于20世纪60年代的金斯敦,是艰难时期和斗争的表现。但它有节奏的声音和充满希望的歌词也使它成为一种令人愉快的音乐。


Its most famous songwriter and performer,the late Bob Marley,became an international star with songs like"No Woman,No Cry"and"Get Up,Stand Up."Other well-loved reggae artists include Jimmy Cliff and Toots and the Maytalls.


它最著名的作曲家和表演者,已故的鲍勃马利,成为一个国际明星的歌曲,如“没有女人,没有哭泣”和“站起来,站起来。”其他深受欢迎的雷鬼艺术家包括吉米克里夫和图茨和梅塔尔斯。


Over time,the music traveled everywhere,from Britain and the United States to Latin America and Africa.


随着时间的推移,音乐走遍了世界各地,从英国、美国到拉丁美洲和非洲。

In the 1960s,reggae gained popularity in Britain and parts of the U.S.,where Jamaicans began moving after World War Two.


20世纪60年代,雷鬼在英国和美国部分地区广受欢迎,牙买加人在二战后开始迁移。


Many of the world's most famous reggae musicians began their careers in Britain.Reggae also influenced other styles of music there.


许多世界上最著名的雷鬼音乐家在英国开始了他们的职业生涯。雷鬼也影响了那里的其他音乐风格。


In the 1970s and 1980s,the British punk rock music world welcomed reggae.Soon,punk musicians would be making reggae-influenced songs.


上世纪七八十年代,英国朋克摇滚乐坛迎来了雷鬼。很快,朋克音乐人就会创作雷鬼影响的歌曲。


British artists such as The Clash and The Police mixed reggae's rhythms and sounds,as well as its political messages,into their music.This helped bring reggae to a wider audience.


《冲突与警察》等英国艺术家将雷鬼音乐的节奏和声音以及其政治信息混入他们的音乐中。这有助于把雷鬼带给更多的观众。


Today,musicians from a wide field of styles,such as pop,R&B and even jazz,continue to borrow from reggae.


如今,来自流行音乐、R&B甚至爵士乐等众多风格领域的音乐家继续向雷鬼音乐借力。


UNESCO said in a statement that reggae remains unchanged as a vehicle of social commentary,as a cathartic experience,and means of praising God...and the music continues to provide a voice for all.


联合国教科文组织在一份声明中说,雷鬼音乐作为一种社会评论工具、一种宣泄经验和赞美上帝的手段没有改变……音乐继续为所有人提供声音。


There are now more than 300 cultural treasures on UNESCO's list.


现在联合国教科文组织的名单上有300多件文化珍品。


Along with reggae,the Paris-based agency added five other cultural traditions to its list this week.They include As-Samer,a traditional style of dancing and singing performed at weddings in many parts of Jordan.


除了雷鬼之外,这家总部位于巴黎的机构本周还将其他五种文化传统列入了名单。其中包括在约旦许多地方举行的婚礼上表演的传统舞蹈和歌唱风格“萨默”。


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