Searching for Sugar Man « Stephan Decaux

Searching for Sugar Man

Rodriguez searching for sugar man

Searching for Sugar Man is a documentary about Rodriguez, a singer who you could compare to Bob Dylan. Noone bought his records (’70/ ’71), untill his music landed on South Africa, where Rodriguez, without knowing it himself, became a legend.

With the age of 70, he is now touring across the world. Tour dates can be found here.

More about the documentary ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ :
Sixto Rodriguez, a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero’s fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

Listen to his music on Spotify or Youtube.

Official website of Rodriguez
Searching for Sugar Man on IMDB
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