On 3rd Degree: Rodriguez – Echoes of Freedom

Broadcast date: Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Eva Rodriguez

Eva Rodriguez

Singer Songwriter Sixto Rodriguez’s first album Cold Fact was released over forty years ago. Though unknown in America, his music had been a huge hit in South Africa since the 70s. Now years later, an Oscar-winning documentary has finally made him a star in his own country, and around the world.

South Africa has a special place in his heart and his daughter Eva was drawn to the place where her father’s music had resonated for so long. She settled in the beautiful Wilderness on the Cape Garden Route 12 years ago after a 20 year career as a pilot in the United States military.

Now, she has turned her life towards the healing arts. She trained as a Sangoma in the Eastern Cape and has found a deep connection to South Africa.

Like her father Rodriguez, Eva focuses on freedom, enlightenment and harmony, a message South Africa and the rest of the world seems ready to hear.

3rd Degree travelled to the Wilderness to meet Eva and find out about her journey, and what it’s like to be the daughter of Sugar Man.

3rd Degree is on e.tv, the eNews channel and SKY Digital Platform in the UK – on Tuesdays at 21h30.

via On 3rd Degree: Rodriguez – Echoes of Freedom.

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5 comments on “On 3rd Degree: Rodriguez – Echoes of Freedom
  1. LIZZIE GRIFFIN says:

    I LOVE BOTH OF YOU, SIXTO AND EVA. I HAVE SEE THE MOVIE 10 TIMES, AND IN CONCERT IN TUCSON, AZ. THE MOVIE THEATER IS GOING TO LET ME HAVE THE MOVIE POSTER THIS THURSDAY, AFTER THE LAST PLAYING OF SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN. I AM ON LUCKY WOMAN. LIZZIE GRIFFIN, GREY WOLF, CHEROKEE/IRISH

  2. Yvonne Paterson says:

    my family and I watched the dvd Sugarman last night and Rodriguez really touched my heart what an awesome family and the man himself awesome…have loved his music for years and have the album be blessed Rgds Yvonne Paterson

  3. MOULIS Serge says:

    Hi Eva,

    How do you do ?
    I’m french, born in 1950 loving music from the 60’s and 70’s and living in Brittany and write chronicles about american music in a french fanzine called LE CRI DU COYOTE…
    I think I heard once the title “Sugarman” at the end of the sixties… and heard your father’s music through the Cd of the movie and then through the two so nice and strong albums of Sixto. They are two of the best I ever heard !
    I just have seen the “Searching for Sugarman” documentary and would be so happy and proud to interview you or your father !
    I’m a vet, a very little one, and I can’t take a plane and come to you… I have knew two months ago that Sixto have played live in Rennes in 2009 and that I missed him ! It’s a shame…
    Would it be possible, and then to do it through mails ?

    I wanted to tell you that the movie is very moving and I liked a lot your words and those of your sister Regan.

    Thank you for letting me know !

    Friendly,
    Serge

  4. Kelly Moore says:

    Hey Eva this is Kelly Moore you may remember me, we grew up together for about 4-5yrs, in 1970-1975. I just found out the well deserved recognition of Sixto and since my mother (Rainy) and I was so very close to you guys, I’d loved to speak to you guys ! I’m so very proud of your dad and am sad that my mother died not knowing the success of the albums!
    I can be reached at : phenixinvestment@aol.com or 678-517-7786

  5. valerie rodriguez says:

    hi Eva I hope you read these comment and realize many have been in touch with you since the release of the movie. I found that you and your sisters where very eloquent in describing your fathers life. I too was born and raised in Detroit back in the early 70’s we (as in my friends and I)never heard your fathers music and we had a huge group of friends one of us would have heard of him if they played him on the radio!! It never happened they never promoted him if they did he would have been recognized by Detroit and the nation and probably would have been very different maybe not better but different.
    Like everyone else I loved the movie I wished they gave us more information on you and sisters and Rick Emmerson he was fascinating to listen to! the way he described your father was beautiful.
    What the world doesn’t understand is when Detroit is mentioned all that is thought of is the car companies,run down housing and destitution. I believe what they see now after the movies release is there are many educated,creative blue collared people not known living and working in Detroit…now that would be a great documentary…God Bless you and all your family

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