Rodriguez

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Rodriguez to perform in Usher Hall in Edinburgh on November 25th

4 Sep 2012

The Sugarman receives recognition in the west four decades after his music was originally discovered

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez will perform at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Sunday 25 November following sell-out shows in London. The music of the 70-year-old Detroit singer has only recently come to light in the western world, despite achieving a cult status in…

Searching for Sugar Man

17 Jul 20124 stars

Heartwarming documentary about a 1970s US musician and his rise to fame in South Africa

Some documentaries hook you right from the start. Malik Bendjelloul’s Searching For Sugar Man does just this, introducing us to the remarkable story of Sixto Rodriguez with the nugget that the Detroit-born 70s folk musician set himself on fire on stage…

Director Malik Bendjelloul discusses Searching for Sugar Man

17 Jul 2012

The South African documentary explores the country's fascination with 70s musician Rodriguez

‘It was like a blessed film,’ says Malik Bendjelloul. ‘Every rock you looked under, there was a little gold coin.’ There isn’t a better way to describe Bendjelloul’s debut Searching For Sugar Man, a documentary that boasts what the director calls…