MAMA亞洲音樂大獎將在日本名古屋登場|Asia’s biggest K-pop awards MAMA to hit Nagoya, defying diplomatic row

【看英文中國郵報學英文】亞洲最大的韓國流行音樂獎,Mnet亞洲音樂大獎(MAMA)今年選在日本的名古屋舉辦,儘管日韓雙方的外交關係日漸緊張。

Mnet Asian Music Awards, the biggest K-pop award event in Asia, has chosen Japan’s Nagoya as the destination for its 2019 ceremony despite a deepening diplomatic row between Seoul and Tokyo.

主辦單位CJ ENM週二表示,2019年MAMA音樂大獎預計在十二月四日於容納3萬個座位日本名古屋巨蛋舉辦。

The 2019 MAMA is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the 30,000-seat Nagoya Dome, the organizer, CJ ENM, said Tuesday. 

2019年MAMA音樂大獎預計在十二月四日於容納3萬個座位日本名古屋巨蛋舉辦。| The 2019 MAMA is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the 30,000-seat Nagoya Dome, the organizer (Facebook: Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019-MAMA)
2019年MAMA音樂大獎預計在十二月四日於容納3萬個座位日本名古屋巨蛋舉辦。| The 2019 MAMA is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the 30,000-seat Nagoya Dome, the organizer (Facebook: Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019-MAMA)

過去兩年,MAMA音樂獎活動都會持續三天,並於亞洲的各個城市包括香港輪流舉辦但由於香港的政治抗議活動,今年CJ ENM將活動縮減到一天。

For the past two years, MAMA was hosted as a three-day event in three Asian cities, including Hong Kong, but CJ ENM cut it down to a single-day event for 2019 amid ongoing political protests in Hong Kong.

在日韓貿易戰讓雙邊外交關係日益緊繃之時,MAMA音樂獎的唯一舉辦地點選在日本名古屋,對此,CJ ENM的新聞稿上寫道:「我們的共識在於文化交流不應該與政治議題扯上關係,文化交流活動必須持續下去。」

The selection of Nagoya as the single destination this year was, however, made in defiance of escalating diplomatic and trade rows between South Korea and Japan.

“The consensus was that civil and cultural exchange should be separated from political issues and they should continue on,” CJ ENM said in a press release. 

2019年MAMA音樂大獎預計在十二月四日於容納3萬個座位日本名古屋巨蛋舉辦。| The 2019 MAMA is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the 30,000-seat Nagoya Dome, the organizer. (Facebook: MAMA official)
2019年MAMA音樂大獎預計在十二月四日於容納3萬個座位日本名古屋巨蛋舉辦。| The 2019 MAMA is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the 30,000-seat Nagoya Dome, the organizer. (Facebook: MAMA official)

CJ ENM執行長Shin Hyung-gwan說道:「MAMA音樂獎無疑是亞洲最重要的音樂活動,透過這個大型活動,讓韓國流行音樂和來自亞洲各國的音樂以及文化能夠成為全球主流。」

“MAMA has undoubtedly carved out its presence as the most prominent Asian music award event … it will try to help K-pop and Asian music cross the borders of nations and culture to become a global mainstream,” Shin Hyung-gwan, an executive at CJ ENM, said. 

2019年MAMA音樂大獎預計在十二月四日於容納3萬個座位日本名古屋巨蛋舉辦。| The 2019 MAMA is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the 30,000-seat Nagoya Dome, the organizer (Facebook: Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019-MAMA)
2019年MAMA音樂大獎預計在十二月四日於容納3萬個座位日本名古屋巨蛋舉辦。| The 2019 MAMA is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the 30,000-seat Nagoya Dome, the organizer (Facebook: Mnet Asian Music Awards 2019-MAMA)

MAMA的前身是Mnet KM音樂錄像帶節,這場在地的音樂節開始於1999年由娛樂巨擘有線音樂頻道Mnet舉辦。

MAMA first began as the Mnet Video Music Awards by the entertainment giant’s cable music channel, Mnet, in 1999 as a local music award ceremony.

直到2009年,由於韓國流行樂在亞洲的人氣直線竄升,CJ ENM才將音樂節改稱MAMA,在這之後幾年,韓團表演和音樂頒獎典禮都辦在南韓之外的亞洲地區,像是2010年辦在澳門,隨後辦在新加坡和香港。

Powered by the soaring influence of K-pop in Asia, CJ renamed it MAMA in 2009 and has, since the following year, staged the K-pop performance and award festival outside of South Korea, including in Macau in 2010, followed by Singapore and Hong Kong. 

CJ ENM表示,2019 MAMA演出陣容安排會盡快定案。

CJ will come up with the line-up for the 2019 MAMA as soon as it is fixed, the company also said.

By The Korea Herald(ANN) and The China Post

Translated by Shelly Yang