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发布时间:2021-11-28 15:06:00 来源:听力鸭英语网

Organizers of the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival recently announced that the music event has been postponed.

太子港国际爵士音乐节的组织者最近宣布,音乐活动已被推迟。

The reason given was an increase in gang activity in the Haitian capital.

给出的原因是海地首都太子港的帮派犯罪活动增加。

The festival, usually held in January, brings together musicians from more than 12 countries every year.

音乐节通常在一月份举行,每年有来自超过12个国家的音乐演奏者汇聚一堂。

Milena Sandler is director of the Haiti Jazz Foundation which organizes the festival.

米莱娜·桑德勒是组织此次音乐节的海地爵士乐基金会的负责人。

She told the French News Agency, "We can't take the risk, either for the 150 musicians or for our teams or for the public."

她告诉法新社,“我们不能冒这个险,无论是为了150名音乐演奏者,还是为了我们的团队,亦或是为了公众。”

Sandler added, "We have been thinking for a while now that it would be difficult…to stage a festive event in this context."

桑德勒还说:“我们已经考虑了一段时间了,因为在这种情况下举办一场节日活动可能会很困难。”

In recent months, gangs have gone beyond the poorer areas of Port-au-Prince and have increased the number of kidnappings.

近几个月来,海地帮派犯罪团伙已经越过太子港的较贫困的地区,绑架事件的数量有所增加。

Their control over the capital regularly prevents secure access to oil stations.

他们对太子港的控制经常阻止人们安全进入加油站。

As a result, fuel shortages have harmed the transportation industry.

因此,燃料短缺损害了交通运输业。

Many hospitals, businesses and schools have been forced to reduce their services.

许多医院、企业和学校被迫减少服务。

The United States and Canada have suggested that their citizens living in Haiti have an emergency plan to leave the country.

美国和加拿大建议在海地的美国和加拿大公民应该紧急撤离海地。

Sandler is hopeful that the music festival will take place sometime in 2022.

桑德勒希望音乐节能在2022年的某个时候举行。

"If the situation in the country does not allow for the usual format of concerts over eight days, we will still have something and it won't be virtual," she said.

她说:“如果海地的局势不允许在八天内举行常规形式的音乐会,我们仍然会有办法,我们不会举办线上音乐会的。”

Sandler added that the festival's Haitian and international partners were considering a program for the end of June.

桑德勒还说,音乐节的海地和国际合作伙伴正在考虑在6月底举办。

The only time the festival has been canceled was in 2010.

音乐节唯一一次被取消是在2010年。

That year, a huge earthquake severely damaged Port-au-Prince and other towns on January 12, killing more than 200,000 people.

2010年1月12日发生的一场大地震严重破坏了太子港和其他城镇,造成20多万人死亡。

I'm Jonathan Evans.

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