Maria Adelaida Gurrea Monasterio

María Adelaida Gurrea Monasterio (La Carlota, Negros Occidental, Philippines, September 27, 1896–Madrid, April 29, 1971) was a Philippine journalist, poet and playwright in Spanish.

She studied in a religious school in Manila (St. Scholastica's College), where she received her high school and Bachelor of Arts diplomas.

She went to Madrid in 1921, where she worked as foreign correspondent in several publications in Spanish language, such as La Vanguardia, El Mercantil or Excelsior.

She was Filipino Literature Ambassador in Spain, where she took part in several associations for the popularisation and support of her culture. She founded the Círculo Hispano-Filipino de Madrid (Spanish-Philippine Society of Madrid) in 1950.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 27th, 1896 (La Carlota), Died April 29th, 1971 (Madrid)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter

Notes: Listed in Victor ledgers as Adelina Gurrea.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-83252 10-in. 6/6/1934 Latidos del corazón Fortunato G. Ramos y Fronie Corcelles Orchestra Instrumental ensemble songwriter  


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