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Tito Puente: Google remembers the legendary musician in today’s doodle

In the Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, Google pays tribute with an animated doodle video to the mythical musician Tito Puente, of Puerto Rican descent.

Ernesto Antonio Puente, known as Titus Bridgebut also as “El Rey de los Timbales” or “El Rey de la musica latino”, represents the lineage of the complete musician: he was a percussionist, composer, recording artist and conductor.

Google remember that on a day like today, but in 2021, the Monument to Titus Bridge in East Harlem, New York, the street where the musician grew up.

Bridge was born on April 20, 1923 in Harlem. He was surrounded by Puerto Rican, Cuban and big band music growing up, and showed significant musical talent from a young age.

He formed his own band, the Orquesta Tito Puente, in 1948 and quickly gained a reputation for his performances that encouraged audiences to get on the dance floor. Bridge he was known for his amazing skills on the timpani, as well as the way he combined big band instrumentation and jazz harmonies with Afro-Cuban music.

He recorded a staggering 118+ albums and is credited on dozens more. His musical journey began with Ran Kan Kan, his first professional recording and the soundtrack of the doodle from today.

His legacy is unmatched. After his passing, many waited in line for days to say goodbye to him and he was posthumously recognized at the first Grammy Awards.

Source: Elcomercio

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