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坎坷人生:南非铁窗歌手 我从监狱中走来

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South African singer Larry Joe found in solitary confinement the peace of mind he needed to develop his talent. A producer helped him make a CD in a cell-turned-studio.
南非歌手拉里•乔在单独监禁时通过开发自身才能从而使自己内心得以平静,而这正是他所需要的。一位音乐制作人把牢房变成录音棚,帮助他录制了一张CD。

Joe, 31, can see only seven stars in his small slice of sky. He has spent nearly three years with those stars outside his window in a prison in Douglas, South Africa, counting the days of his sentence for housebreaking.
乔今年31岁,透过南非道格拉斯监狱的窗户,他只能看到只有7颗星星的狭小天空。他与窗外的星星相伴了近3年,苦捱着因入室盗窃而锒铛入狱的日子。

But he has a guitar, his songs and a wild hope.
但伴随他的还有吉他、歌曲和不灭的希望。

“I want to be a bright, bright star.” His voice is wistful, as soft as velvet. “I want people, when they hear me, to see the darkness a little less.”
“我想变成一颗明亮璀璨的星星。”他的惆怅的声音如丝绒般温柔。“我希望人们听到我的歌,能少看到一些黑暗。”

The first seven months in prison he thought about “everything”: what he’d done, how things had gone so wrong.
入狱后的头七个月,“每件事情”他都一一考虑过:自己曾做了什么,为什么事情会变得如此糟糕。

Then he asked to be put into solitary confinement, where he spent many months, and he started to write songs.
后来他要求单独拘禁,在那里待了几个月,并开始创作歌曲。

“I started to put my feelings in words,” said Joe. “I wanted my guitar to sound exactly the way I felt.”
乔说:“我把我的真情实感融入歌词当中,希望我的吉他能恰到好处地传达出我的感受。”

He strums his guitar and sings, his voice so sweet that it’s heartbreaking.
他漫不经心地边弹边唱,声音如此甜美,令人心碎。

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solitary ['sɔlitəri]

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adj. 孤独的,独立的,单个的,唯一的,荒凉的

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confinement [kən'fainmənt]

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n. 拘禁,限制,分娩

 
concert ['kɔnsət]

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n. 音乐会,一致,和谐
vt. 制定计划,通

 
celebrate ['selibreit]

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v. 庆祝,庆贺,颂扬

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recording [ri'kɔ:diŋ]

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n. 录音 动词record的现在分词

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overcome [.əuvə'kʌm]

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vt. 战胜,克服,(感情等)压倒,使受不了

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poverty ['pɔvəti]

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n. 贫困,贫乏

 
permitted

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adj. 被允许的 v. 允许(permit的过去分词)

 
wistful ['wistfəl]

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adj. 渴望的,忧思的

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guitar [gi'tɑ:]

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n. 吉他

 


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