José María Egas

José María Egas (Bahía de Caráquez, 1896 - 1982) was an Ecuadorian poet. Many of his poems were turned into the lyrics of "pasillos". Egas studied law at the University of Guayaquil graduated in 1927. He was then active as a lawyer and journalist, but became best known for his poetry, being appointed national poet laureate in 1976. He served as a professor at the University of Guayaquil.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 28th, 1896 (Bahía de Caráquez), Died February 16th, 1982 (Bahía de Caráquez)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-89808 10-in. 5/3/1935 Invernal Luis Alvarez ; Margarita Cueto Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  


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