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For songwriter Jorge Drexler, everything comes from empathy

Jorge Drexler
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Jorge Drexler

Jorge Drexler started out as a doctor in Uruguay but eventually emigrated to Spain to try his luck in music. Thirty years later he is widely considered to be one of the most influential Spanish language songwriters alive. He has recorded 15 albums, received 31 Latin Grammy nominations (he’s won seven so far and he’s nominated for nine more this year) and an Oscar win for his song “Al otro lado del rio” in 2005.

He is currently on tour in the United States in support of his most recent album Tinta y Tiempo. Here we revisit two classic conversations with Drexler, recorded in 2016 and 2021

Leo Sidran is a Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, arranger, composer, recording artist, podcast host and creative coach based in Brooklyn, New York.