Latin Artist of the Month for January 2024


Jorge Drexler, a renowned Uruguayan singer-songwriter, has left an indelible mark on Latin American music through his captivating melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. With a background in medicine, Drexler’s artistic journey began as a hobby, but soon his passion for music took center stage. He gained international acclaim after winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2005 for “Al Otro Lado del Río” from the film “The Motorcycle Diaries,” making history as the first Latin American to receive such an honor. His music transcends genres, fusing folk, pop, and electronic elements while exploring themes of love, identity, and the human experience.

Drexler’s career spans over two decades, marked by numerous albums including “Eco” and “Amar la Trama,” which earned him critical acclaim and a devoted global fanbase. Beyond his Oscar triumph, his music has garnered multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations, solidifying his position as a pioneering figure in the Latin music scene. Jorge Drexler’s ability to blend introspective storytelling with melodious compositions continues to captivate audiences worldwide, cementing his legacy as a boundary-breaking artist.

Jorge Drexler: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Past Picks of the Month

Gilberto Santa Rosa

Romeo Santos

Marc Anthony

Frankie Negron

Jorge Drexler

Julieta Venegas

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