According tomedia, Mar?a Teresa Vera is one of Cuba’s most influential musicians. The singer, guitarist and composer defined Cuba’s Trova, a kind of country folk-style music. To mark Vera’s contribution to Cuban pop music, Google created a doodle on Thursday — the 125th anniversary of the musician’s birth .
Vera, who was born in Guanajie, Cuba, in 1895, began her music career at the age of 11 and became a singer. Soon, she began to learn guitar under the guidance of Jose Diaz. Later, Vera formed several successful duets and bands, playing both original music and other styles of Cuban music, helping Cuban music to become popular around the world in the 1930s and 1940s.
Vera died in Havana in 1965 at the age of 70.
Vera’s graffiti was created by graffiti artist Erich Nagler, who said his interest in Vera began as a contemporary musician at the Buena Vista Social Club and traced it back to the singer.