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Rodriguez’ Brooklyn Concert (Bob Dylan, You Need to Revisit Highway Sixto One) | White Shaka

When the crowd in the arena rose, whistling, cheering and applauding at the appearance of this legend of our youths, it seemed like an historic moment in the making. Barely able to see, Sixto Rodriguez was lead onto the stage

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‘Sugar Man’ Rodriguez opens Montreux Jazz Festival | Reuters

(Reuters) – American singer-songwriter Sixto “Sugar Man” Rodriguez, virtually unknown a few years ago, opened the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, which American producer and its former co-director Quincy Jones calls the “Rolls Royce of music festivals.” Fresh from the

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Review – Rodriguez @ Hammersmith Apollo, London, June 8 2013 | Young & Serious

It’s not often that an artist plays a sold-out, 5,000 capacity venue at the age of 70. It’s even less common that an artist does this feat having only released two studio albums that, initially, sold poorly. But, that is

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In the second coming of Rodriguez, a Passover parable | The Times of Israel

An elderly man in a black fedora and heavy sunglasses shuffles hesitantly along a Detroit sidewalk. The wrong side of 70, his eyesight poor, the man’s sloped shoulders suggest decades of hard labor. His name is Sixto Rodriguez, and he

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Rodriguez: 10 Things You Don’t Know About the ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Star | Music News | Rolling Stone

The Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man tells the almost unbelievable story of a Mexican-American songwriter whose two early Seventies albums bombed in America, but who wound up finding a huge audience in Apartheid-era South Africa. Sixto Rodriguez had no

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Searching for Sugar Man – Time Out Tokyo

All you really have to know about this surprising and emotive music doc is that you should see it. Anyone who enjoyed, say, The Buena Vista Social Club or Anvil: The Story of Anvil, will surely go for this too.

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Searching for Sugar Man star Sixto Rodriguez to play Masonic Temple Theater in May

DETROIT (WXYZ) – The star of the Oscar winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man will be performing his first post-Oscar show here in his hometown. Sixto Rodriguez has scheduled a show at the Masonic Temple Theater for Saturday, May 18

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5 Best Music Films Of 2012 – The Big Picture – NME.COM

1. Searching For Sugar Man Two South Africans go on a quest to find cult US musician Sixto Rodriguez, whose lyrics of struggle and injustice had a huge impact in their apartheid-stained country in the ’70s. Cue a gloriously happy

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Oscar Contender ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Passes $1 Million in Scandinavia – The Hollywood Reporter

The documentary follows Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul’s quest to discover the story of 70s singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez. Searching for Sugar Man, the acclaimed music documentary from Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul and one of the 15 titles on the 2013 Oscar

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MUSIC REVIEW | Culture Northern Ireland

When people gather and talk about the singer-songwriters they admire, the same familiar names usually recur: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell: all legends whose music has lasted through the decades, from the 1960s to the present day.

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