族人們能夠靠著虔誠的心靈和獨特的聲音創造出優美的旋律，憑著個人的精靈 力量，就能夠唱出靈魂最誠摯的情感，讓神靈傾聽我們內心中最深沈的情懷， 讓神靈看到我們經歷過的傷痛、苦難和情愛。 －霍斯陸曼。伐伐＜玉山魂＞ Message樂團繼承2007年底卡地布(知本)部落舉行大獵祭期間，獵人為森林警 察羞辱盤查，引發卡地布部落族人不滿，憤而集結族眾到縣政府抗議請願，事 件引起台灣各部落的響應，部落自省自身狩獵權與漁獵權的自然主權問題，請 中華民國政府正視。 而此事件也引發為，部落自發性地在2008年02.28在自己的部落，號召族人施 放狼煙，與以煙向政府宣示，也用煙傳遞各部落間共同受辱的訊息。台灣各部 落，不接受任何補助，帶著自己的便當為尊嚴而走，走向總統府，宣示我們 的自然主權。用口大聲地呼出、分享台灣美麗的聲音與悲戚的哀鳴。當行動結 束，媒體不再詢問關心之後，重新回到原點，如何薪火相傳，部落的聲音，訊 息，如何傳遞，冰封已久的屈辱，如何在瓦解之後，重新建構新的價值勇氣。 為讓熱情持續燃燒著，就以臺東的特產，音樂文化的多元為平台，band的概念 出發，聚集一群居住於東海岸有著共同理念喜好的人們。 Adulan部落的現任頭目halu耆老，uliveklivek部落的Panai為團長，kavulungan的 後裔達卡鬧，matang部落的小龍，laipunuk後裔的Nabu和Bion， kabareranane部落的後裔Lavakau，Talumak部落的鼻笛手Gilau，福佬人 的研究生思瑜，老師意晴。…… 聚集組成Message band，我們用彼此族群的聲音特色，現代人的無奈，創作、 分享、傳唱Message的想法，以人聲的穿透力作為音樂呈現時聽覺的中心。人 聲的謀和需要開放性的集體創作，大家必需有足夠的信賴將自己的聲音自然誠 懇的交出來，才得以讓人聲在開放的形式中，仍擁有各自的特質、自信的被聽 見，同時存在並相互輝映著。 Our people can create beautiful melodies out of a sincere spirit and unique voices, using their own spiritual power to sing the true emotions of their souls. Let the gods hear the deepest feelings of our hearts, let them see the pain, suffering and love we’ve experienced. Husluman Vava, “The Spirit of Yushan” Message was formed in the aftermath of an event that took place in late 2007. A group of hunters from Katatipul (Zhiben) who were participating in their community’s annual hunting ceremony were stopped and aggressively interrogated by the police. This angered the people of Katatipul, who went to the Taidong county government to protest. This affair got the attention of aboriginal people all around Taiwan, and led them to demand that the government address the issue of the hunting and fishing rights of Taiwan’s aboriginal people and the overall question of indigenous sovereignty. On February 28, 2008, in aboriginal communities all over Taiwan lit beacon fires, using the smoke from the fires to send a message to the government and to spread the word that all the communities had been offended by the incident that had taken place. On March 8, aboriginal people from around the country, at their own expense, traveled to the Presidential Office to demand that their natural sovereign rights be respected. After the protest was over and the media’s attention had turned elsewhere, the question of how to keep the fire alight and allow the voices and messages of the aboriginal community to continue to be heard, so that years of humiliation could be overcome and a new respect for the value of Taiwan’s indigenous people be established. In order to keep the passion to achieve these goals alive, a group of like-minded individuals from the east coast of Taiwan decided to use one of the Taidong area’s best known products – music. With the diverse possibilities for expression music offered, they decided to create a band to deliver their message. Among those involved in creating the group were Halu, the chief of Adulan; the band’s leader Panai, from Uliveklivek; Dakanow, from Kavulungan; Xiao Long, from Matang; Nabu and Bion, from Laipununk; Lavakau, from Kabareranane; Gilau, a nose flute player from Talumak; Hoklo researcher Siyu and Hoklo teacher Yiqing. Message uses the unique sounds of different aboriginal communities, combined with the frustrations of modern people to create, share and spread their message, placing the penetrating power of the human voice at the heart of the music. When using the voice for improvisation and collective creation of music, everyone has to have the self-confidence to naturally and honestly express themselves, so that their voice can maintain its identity and be heard in the midst of many others, together creating a glorious sound.