Today July 11, 2013 if you visit the Google Argentinian Search engine homepage, you will be greeted by the friendly Aníbal Troilo Google doodle. Aníbal Troilo was a very well known and respected Tango Musician from Argentina. He was born July 11, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and died May 18, 1975. Today 99 years later Google have chosen to honor the life and legacy of the Tango Musician.
Aníbal Troilo’s orchestra is best known for its instrumentals and also recorded with many vocalists, such as Francisco Fiorentino, Alberto Marino, Floreal Ruiz, Roberto Goyeneche, Raul Beron, and Edmundo Rivero. The rhythmic instrumentals and the recordings with vocalist Francisco Fiorentino from 1940-41 are the favorite recordings for social dancing in contemporary tango salons (milongas). The renowned bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla played in and arranged for his orquesta típica during the period 1939-1944.
In the Google Doodle there is a cartoon character sitting and playing the Tango, and it is very clear from the looks of the cartoon character that it represents and looks like Aníbal Troilo. In remembrance of Aníbal Troilo why don’t you play one or two of his songs today!