Arturo Borja

Arturo Borja Pérez

Arturo Borja Pérez (Quito, 1892 – Quito, November 13, 1912). He died at the age of 20. The poetic contribution of Arturo Borja is collected in La flauta de ónix, which was published in 1920, some eight years after his death.

Arturo Borja’s poem “Para mí tu recuerdo” was made into a pasillo song. Here it is sung by Carlota Jaramillo.

Borja’s poem “Para mí tu recuerdo” (For Me Your Memory) was made into a pasillo song by composer Miguel Ángel Casares Viteri, and sung by vocalists such as Carlota Jaramillo and Bolívar “El Pollo” Ortiz.

Notable works

La flauta de ónix

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