Google's latest doodle marks the 94th anniversary of the birth of Chavela Vargas, a Costa Rican-born Mexican singer, especially known for her rendition of Mexican rancheras.
Google pays tribute to Chavela Vargas. Photo: Google
Internet giant Google used on Wednesday its latest doodle to mark the 94th anniversary of the birth of Chavela Vargas, a Costa Rican-born Mexican singer, especially known for her rendition of Mexican rancheras.
Chavela Vargas is also recognized for her contribution to other genres of popular Latin American music. She has been an influential interpreter in the Americas and Europe, muse to figures such as Pedro Almodovar, hailed for her haunting performances, and called "la voz áspera de la ternura", the rough voice of tenderness.
The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, presented her with a Latin GRAMMY Statuette in 2007 after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of that organization.
Google frequently marks important events, anniversaries and birthdays of historic characters from the worlds of cinema, music or science, so this latest doodle is no exception.
However, undoubtedly its most famous doodle to date, and the most tried and tested among Google users, was the one it brought out to celebrate the birthday of the late father of the electric guitar, Les Paul.
On that occasion, Google substituted its usual logo for an electric guitar that allowed the user to play solos with the mouse or the keyboard. It attracted around 740 million users, the equivalent of 10.7 million man hours, according to Australian news.com. Unsurprising perhaps, as many worked out how to play some famous tunes on the doodle.