Rhythm Foundation. Jan 29th, 2011. 8:00 p.m.
Singer/composer Jorge Drexler revels in the poetry of his lyrics, and his unique style of fusing Latin American folkloric rhythms with modern electronic samplers and jazz harmonies. His new work, Amar la Trama (Loving the Story) moves his work deeper into the organic realm. He brings his new show, which features his 4-piece band, to Miami Beach for a much-anticipated live concert at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Saturday, January 29. The concert is presented by The Rhythm Foundation, who produced Drexler’s sold-out Florida debut in 2005.
In 1995 he was invited to Madrid 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 (2001) and Eco (2004).
Although he lives most of the year in Spain, his latest three albums were partially recorded in Uruguay with Uruguayan musicians. Juan Campodónico and Carlos Casacuberta, former members of rock band El Peyote Asesino, have produced Drexler’s albums since Frontera.
His music is a combination of Uruguayan traditional music (candombe, murga, milonga, tango), bossa nova, pop, jazz and electronic music, which results in very personal compositions with original arrangements. The words also play an important role in his songs. Apart from love, reflections about identity, race and religions are a constant in his work.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139