Title
  • Mr Cheng Kok-kong, Hong Kong's Celebrated Lyricist -- [Programme Overview]

Alternative Title
  • 香江詞人鄭國江 -- [計劃簡介]

  • Artist-in-Residence Programme 2017/18

  • 駐校藝術家計劃 2017/18

Creator
Date
  • 2018

Description
  • Mr Cheng Kok-kong, Hong Kong's celebrated lyricist, is Artist-in-Residence 2017 /18 of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In an illustrious career that spans nearly 60 years, Mr Cheng has more than 2,000 Canto-pop songs to his credit. Many of his songs still enjoy immense popularity to this day, and some lines of his lyrics even become popular quotes.

    Though touching on myriad themes, Mr Cheng's lyrics are widely known for their uplifting tone and educational messages, shining a ray of hope on a great many lost souls. Mr Cheng is also much commended for his social consciousness to which scores of his works bear witness. He has written multiple songs about and for his hometown. Even when Hong Kong was at its lowest ebb, Mr Cheng's lyrics have always reminded Hong Kong people of this all-important thing: never lose faith.

    Mr Cheng has received numerous accolades in recognition of his contributions to Hong Kong and its music industry. To name a few of Mr Cheng's honours: Award for Outstanding Contribution in Arts, Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2016); Honorary University Fellow, Hong Kong Baptist University (2016); Honorary Fellow, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (now The Education University of Hong Kong) and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2014); Golden Needle Award, RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards (1992); Outstanding Lyricist Award, Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies (2008); and CASH Hall of Fame Award, Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (2002).

    香港著名填詞人鄭國江先生,俯允擔任香港理工大學二零一七至一八年度駐校藝術家,本校榮幸之至。先生從事填詞宏業已近一甲子,迄今共撰粵語流行歌詞逾二千首,成就非凡,其中多首為家喻戶曉的經典歌曲,在世界各處華人社會傳唱不輟。名句如「命運是對手,永不低頭」、「鹹魚白菜也好好味」、「努力興建,盡情破壞」、「熱烈地彈琴熱烈地唱」更是深入民心,不斷為人引用。

    鄭國江先生歌詞主題浩廣,人生百態百情在其妙筆下,化作好句佳詞,文采道豔,配以悠揚旋律,更顯其婉約詞風。先生嘗言填詞時不忘教化使命,故其歌詞每每以激勵、鼓舞人心為旨;以慰藉失意、徬徨的心靈為念。先生對香港之深情歷歷可見,除借歌詞以寓社會種種境況外,亦曾多次為本地機構及活動填詞,更在香港重要時刻特意撰寫歌詞,以黽勉港人:縱使身處逆境,仍須奮發自強。先生用心殊可欽可敬,「香江詞人」之榮銜,實當之無愧。

    鄭國江先生對香港流行音樂界乃至香港社會,建樹良多,獲頒授重要榮譽及獎項包括:香港藝術發展獎「傑出藝術貢獻獎」(二零一六年);香港浸會大學榮譽大學院士(二零一六年);香港教育學院(今香港教育大學)丶香港演藝學院榮譽院士(二零一四年);十大中文金曲頒獎音樂會「金針獎」(一九九二年);香港戲劇協會頒發「傑出填詞獎」(二零零八年);香港作曲家及作詞家協會頒發「CASH 音樂成就大獎」(二零零二年)。

Table Of Contents
  • - Mentoring Programme
    27 February and 2 March 2018 (Tuesday and Friday)

    - Exhibition
    19 March to 6 April 2018
    Innovation Gallery, PolyU

    - Meet-the-Artist Session
    26 March 2018 (Monday)
    Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, PolyU
Source
  • The source file is provided by Culture Promotion and Events Office and reformatted by Pao Yue-Kong Library

Resource Type
Format
  • image/jpeg

  • Postcard

Extent
  • Source format: 1 sheet : col.

Identifier
  • AIR1718_C01