Searching for Sugar Man – Music – This Is Africa

Rodriguez
Rodriguez

In apartheid South Africa, “Sugar Man”, the song featured in the title of this documentary, was banned – the label scratched off records so that the track could not be listened to. The song itself is an excellent example of Sixto Rodriguez’s work; while on first listen it is clear that the song is about drugs, deeper exposition reveals that “Sugar Man” was someone who actually existed. He was called Volkswagen Frank and he sold drugs, referred to as “sugar”.

via Searching for Sugar Man – Music – This Is Africa.

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