Mon, Oct 21, 2013 10:16 AM EDT

The legendary Cuban singer widely known as the "Reina de la Salsa" or queen of salsa music, Celia Cruz was a pioneering voice in the salsa movement and paved the way for future generations of Afro-Latina artists. Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1925, her music frequently referenced African Yoruba roots in Cuban culture. She died of brain cancer in 2003 in New Jersey, where she'd spent most of her life in the U.S. 

Celia_Cruz_102113_a.jpgToday, Google honored Cruz with a dreamy cerulean blue doodle on their search bar. She would have been 88 years old.