‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’: Georgia Tech president sings his heart out in his own version of ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Credit: "Evan Cantwell"

Credit: "Evan Cantwell"

From the outside looking in, it may appear that the staff and students at Georgia Tech would be all work and no play. The university’s new president Angel Cabrera proved that theory wrong in a new video released Wednesday.

In his own version of  “Carpool Karaoke,” Cabrera and Georgia Tech business student Ben Damus belt out a variety of tunes — from the likes of Enrique Iglesias and Marvin Gaye — while taking a ride through campus.

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The YouTube video, which was produced by Tech club’s Wreckless and the Ramblin’ Reck, starts with Cabrera waiting on a ride from Damus, who quickly shows up in a classic 1930 Ford Model A Sports coupe.

Once the president hops in, the student and the head of the university set out on a 12-minute ride that encompasses learning a bit about Cabrera, who assumed his role in September.

Cabrera, who hails from Madrid, talked about his love of Iglesias’ music. Iglesias also calls Spain home. Cabrera and Damus eventually break into one of the pop singer’s hit tunes, “Esto No Me Gusta.”

During the ride, Cabrera also reminisces about his time as a Georgia Tech student and marvels at how much “the resources, the technology” and student body have changed, noting the student body’s emerging diversity.

“Amid all that change you can still recognize the character of this place...Work hard, play hard. It’s innovative, entrepreneurial. It’s the same college that I remember.”

Watch the entire “Carpool Karaoke” video below to catch Cabrera harmonizing to one of the R.E.M. hits from his college days.

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