Photo: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler will perform six shows in Mexico next month to showcase his latest disc, “Bailar en la cueva.”
The 10-day tour will begin Sept. 18 at Mexico City’s Teatro Metropolitan, followed by concerts in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Reynosa, Tampico and Puebla.
The new album “is an attempt to recover the relationship between my songs and dancing,” the 48-year-old Uruguayan artist said in a press release.
“I grew up in a country under a dictatorship, where people didn’t dance because it was frowned on, both by the military regime and in the circle of leftist intellectuals in which I grew up,” Drexler said, referring to life in Uruguay under the 1973-1985 junta.
Recorded in Bogota and Madrid, “Bailar en la cueva” is a celebration of dance and music as integral parts of human identity, said Drexler, who won the 2005 Oscar for Best Original Song for “Al otro lado del rio,” written for the film “The Motorcycle Diaries.”
The album features collaborations with Caetano Veloso, Bomba Estereo vocalist Li Saumet and Calle 13’s Visitante, among others.