"The original is unfaithful to the translation." - Jorge Luis Borges

The Hidden Curriculum

is an on-line audiobook library of essential texts for artists that have been translated into or from English. The translations will assemble a diverse set of texts that are deemed central to artistic production by individuals from different cultures, ethnicities, languages, gender identities, historical times, and geographies. More...

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Siembra

“Plastico” by Ruben Blades translated by Paul Ramirez Jonas

When I was 13 or 14 years old in Honduras, a friend played for me the album Siembra; it had just been released by Rubén Blades and Willie Colón in 1978. It was the first time that a cultural text spoke to me in very specific and meaningful ways: 1- it was in my own […]