Jorge Drexler (born on September 21, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning Uruguayan singer. On 2004 Drexler won wide acclaim after becoming the first Uruguayan ever to win an Academy Award, which he won for composing the song "Al Otro Lado del Río" from The Motorcycle Diaries.
Though Drexler himself sang the song on the movie soundtrack, it was performed together by Antonio Banderas and Carlos Santana at the Academy Awards ceremony.
Drexler was born in Montevideo, where he studied medicine and became a doctor. He also studied music and recorded two albums, which were only released in Uruguay. In 1995 he was invited to Madrid (Spain) by well-known Spanish songwriter Joaquín Sabina, who introduced him to other important Spanish singers. Drexler went to Spain to record the album Vaivén in 1996 with Spanish musicians. Vaivén included some old songs from his previous releases mixed with new compositions. He moved to Spain and recorded another four albums: Llueve (1998), Frontera (1999), Sea (...
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Track listing: EcoDeseoTodo Se TransformaGuitarra y VosTransporteMilonga del Moro JudíoPolvo de EstrellasSe Va, Se Va, Se FueDon de FluirFusiónSalvapantallasAl Otro Lado del RíoOda Al TomateEl Monte y El Río