Google wants everyone to have a little azúcar this morning.
Today, the search engine celebrates what would have been the 88th birthday of “Queen of Salsa” Celia Cruz. The National Medal of the Arts recipient is considered one of the most popular salsa artists of the 20th century. In her lifetime, she recorded 78 albums, and won multiple Grammys. The Smithsonian Museum even hosted an exhibit called Azucar: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.
“There have been many posthumous tributes to Celia in these last 10 years, but this one by Google is certainly one of the most important and far-reaching,” said Omer Pardillo-Cid, sole executor of the Celia Cruz Estate in a press release. “The creation of her very own Google Doodle, an honor bestowed on a select few who have made special contributions to mankind, is a testament of her significance, not just musically, but culturally. She would have loved it!”
Check out one of her most popular tunes, “Bemba Colora,” below: