Jorge Drexler’s New Training video Pays Homage To The Immigrant IN EVERY Of Us
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Uruguayan doctor-turned-poet and musician Jorge Drexler made history in 2005 when he received the first Oscar for Best Original Tune ever awarded to a Spanish-language tune (“Al Otro Lado Del Río”, from The Motorcycle Diaries). To day, his songs continue steadily to enchant with sensitive twists of phrases and gentle tilts of meaning – Drexler’s lyrics are meant to be gradually sipped, as the entire flavors of every nuance expand inside our minds.
From his latest album Salvavidas De Hielo, the song “Movimiento” (Movement) can be an anthem to our eternal impulse to seek out new horizons – whether itching to take off for adventure’s sake, or relocating search of an improved future.
The recently released video recording for “Movimiento” features 22-year-old Lorena Ramirez, a runner from Mexico’s indigenous Tarahumara/Rarámuri community (a term that means “the light-footed, those that run well”). Last July, Ramirez received a 100km (62 mile) ultramarathon in the Canyons of Guachochi using a homemade costume and sandals made from recycled tire rubber.
“Movimiento,” a good poem which Drexler collection to music, refers never to running as a good sport, but to movement as a good fundamentally human trait, which he links to migration and to our incredibly survival as a good species. Shots of Ramirez traversing the beautiful sierra in the status of Chihuahua will be juxtaposed with images of Drexler roaming an impressive library, as he sings an ode to life. He’s commenting that like music, birds and alphabets, humans need to move to be alive.
To go freely is a human birthright, Drexler says. He addresses humans as father and mother, kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of immigrants – as a species in transit: “We don’t possess belongings; only luggage.”
And in the percussive refrain of the music, he reminds us of the crux of the problem – none folks are really completely from anywhere, and most of us are a good tiny bit from everywhere: “I’m not from here. But, neither are you.”
Jorge Drexler will end up being touring Salvavidas De Hielo in the usa in 2018.