Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life and music of Ecuadorian singer Julio Jaramillo, otherwise called El Ruiseñor de América, or “The Nightingale of the Americas.”
Who is Julio Jaramillo?
Julio Alfredo Jaramillo Laurido was a notable Ecuadorian singer and recording artist who performed all through Latin America, accomplishing extraordinary fame for his interpretations of boleros, valses, pasillos, tangos, and rancheras.
Julio Jaramillo, who was born to a working-class family in the bustling port city of Guayaquil in Ecuador on this day on October 1, 1935. Julio Jaramillo grew up to become an international star who visited Latin America singing boleros, tangos,
Julio Jaramillo fell in love with music early, learning to play guitar as a youth. After dropping out of school, he bolstered himself as a shoemaker, yet longed to become a singer, some of the time serenading passersby in the city roads. Traveling to Colombia in order to gain exposure, he once barged into a live radio broadcast, determined to make his voice heard and managed to intrigue audience members with his vocals. Back home in Ecuador, he recorded “Nuestro Juramanto” (“Our Oath”), a melody about undying love that brought him international approval and stays right up ’til today one of the most popular of his a huge number of recordings.
Having recorded in excess of 4,000 melodies all through his career, his most popular song was and is “Nuestro Juramento” well known all through all South America. Julio Jaramillo is viewed as one of the most beloved singers of Ecuador, even before Gerardo Moran, Maximo Escaleras, and numerous other talents.
Julio Jaramillo recorded with numerous other significant Latin American artists including Puerto Rican singer, Daniel Santos; individual Ecuadorian singer, Olimpo Cárdenas; and Colombian singer, Alci Acosta.
Julio Jaramillo lived a colorful life, traveling the world, romancing numerous ladies, and showing up in the 1966 film Fiebre de Juventud (Youth Fever). One of Latin America’s most acclaimed singers, he became a kind of informal ambassador for Ecuador in pop culture.
Since 1993, October 1st has been celebrated as Día del Pasillo Ecuatoriano, a national holiday regarding the melodic form Julio Jaramillo helped to popularize around the world. The singer’s heritage lives on at the Museo Municipal de la Música Popular Julio Jaramillo, inviting guests to the place where he grew up throughout the entire year.
Julio Jaramillo Died on February 9, 1978, at the moderately youthful age of 42.