National Museum of American History presents Not Lost in Translation. The Life of Clotilde Arias exhibition

. September 24, 2012

National Museum of American History presents Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias, an exhibition that provides a rich look into the life of a Peruvian immigrant who arrived in New York from Iquitos, Peru, in 1923 at age 22. Known for her composition “Huiracocha,” which is revered and still performed around the world, Arias led an atypical life. A composer, musician, journalist, copywriter, activist and educator, she was commissioned in 1945 by the State Department to provide an official translation of the U.S. national anthem that could be sung in Spanish.

The exhibit opens Sept. 29 in the Albert Small Documents Gallery. –

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