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Poetry in Motion: Jorge Drexler

Drexler's charming and poetic album Salvavidas De Hielo includes a lullaby for silence, an anthem of empathy for migrants and as much texture as you can imagine pulling out of an acoustic guitar. In addition to being a compelling singer-songwriter Drexler is trained as an ear, nose and throat doctor and became the first Uruguayan to win an Academy Award in 2005. In this session Jorge reflects on the many phases of his career and performs live with his band from Bob Boilen's Tiny Desk. Special thanks to Bob for the performance space, and to engineers Josh Rogosin, Andrew Huether and James Willetts for making the recording sound so sweet.

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