Fado

Fado
Fado 是源自葡萄牙的民間的音樂.Fado 一字來自拉丁文,意思是“命運”.
第一次聽到 Fado,是在電影“伊沙貝拉”中的插曲.那時候已經被音樂所表達的哀傷和無奈深深吸引著.
幾個月前有幸在葡萄牙親身感受到 Fado的魅力.在昏黃的燈光的 Fado House 裡,葡萄牙古典結他的伴奏下,歌手緩緩唱出這葡萄牙的藍調.聽到歌手唱出 Lisboa, Lisboa, Lisboa 時,不知道為什麼被感動得差點要掉下淚來.
Fado 源自中下階層,表達的內容多半與愛情、思鄉、命運的擺佈有關。著名的 Fado 女歌手 Amalia Rodrigues 曾唱過 “All This Is fado” ,歌詞說:挫敗的靈魂;失落的夜晚;摩爾區裡黑暗的陰影;妓女歌唱;吉他嗚咽;灰燼與火光 痛苦與罪惡:這一切的存在,全被娓娓訴說 ─ 這全是 fado.
我去的是比較正規的 Fado House,只有聽的份兒.據說還有一種比較平民化的 Open Fado House,除了歌手外,侍應,廚師甚至顧客也會參與在其中.也許大家在生活上也有很多無奈,需要找個地方發洩一下.
比較起熱情奔放的 Flamingo,我還是比教喜歡悲哀苦澀的 Fado。

葡萄牙
從小到大就把葡萄牙跟澳門劃上等號.葡餐,葡國雞,葡式蛋撻,葡京......
到了里斯本和波圖,才發現葡萄牙不只是把澳門放大了那麼簡單.
先去的是波圖,老城區就河的北岸.南岸的都是葡萄酒窘.是,Porto就是盛產 Port 酒的地方.有一道漂亮的拱橋,把兩岸連起來.
到了里斯本,雖然把我的寶貝相機丟了,但是我對這個城市的熱情絲毫不減.
最愛的 E28 電車,它帶我穿過大街小巷,上山下坡.發現者記念碑印證了葡萄牙偉大的航海時代.貝倫的大教堂埋葬了航海偉人達咖瑪.Sintria 童話世界般的城堡比米老鼠的城堡更好看.
葡萄牙確實是歐洲中的一個小驚喜.

The Shadow of the Wind
本人看書少,看英文書更少.
但是有一本小說,拿上手以後卻欲罷不能.個人認為,比 Da Vinci Code 和 Harry Potter 好看.(純屬個人意見)
原著是西班牙文2002年出版.英文版2004年發行.今天才發現台灣已經有中文版了,很奇怪那麼好的書那麼晚才有中文版.
From Amazon:
Book Description
A stunning literary thriller in the tradition of Umberto Eco. The discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive…

Synopsis
Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the ‘cemetery of lost books’, a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out ‘La Sombra del Viento’ by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax’s work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.

節錄於誠品書店的介紹:

故事發生於二次大戰後的巴賽隆那,家裡開書店的主人翁Daniel十一歲時在「被遺忘的書墓園」發現一本罕見的小說The Shadow of the Wind,作者卡拉克斯鮮為人知。他讀後大為傾倒,開始尋找卡拉克斯的其他作品,得知傳說中有一個自稱與小說中惡魔同名的毀容男人到處追獵消滅這部小說。長大後的Daniel無法忘懷這個神秘事件,因而結識了同為書迷卻雙目失明的謎樣女子Clara,一步一步抽絲剝繭走進這個城市黑暗的過去。

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2 Responses to Fado

  1. Daisy Xuecong says:

    reading this one as well. really like it

  2. Jess says:

    Hey man!  can\’t help commenting when you mentioned flamenco ;)
    Last time I went to Barcelona we spent a whole two hours in a small music store talking with the shopkeeper about Flamenco. I know nothing about Fado but Flamenco can be really deep too! Other than being the amazing fusion of music and dance, its less well known side of portraying the Southern Spain lifestyle is real moving.  Let\’s exchange notes!!

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