“I just want to be treated like an ordinary….legend”
With these words, offered in in humility and a little jest, Rodriguez took the stage for the encore of his May 4, 2013 show at the University of Texas’ Frank Irwin Center in Austin, Texas. The show was an embodiment of a dream fulfilled that was brilliantly depicted in the Malik Bendjelloul documentary Searching for Sugar Man.
Malik Bendjelloul is a Swedish filmmaker who was traveling the world looking for an amazing story when he stumbled into South Africa and learned about the legendary Rodriguez. His album “Cold Fact” and its follow up “Coming From Reality” sold over 500,000 albums in the African country. It is credited with helping rally the youth to become anti-establishment and critical of their own government so as to stand and fight against the dark practice of apartheid. To any South African, Rodriguez was, and is, bigger than Elvis or the Beatles.
Read more at ZekeFilm | After the Show: Searching for Sugar Man.
I feel beyond Blessed that I got to see him perform last week! I have always loved, respected and admired him! Growing up in South Africa we listened to him all the time, I wish I could meet him in person and tell him how much I love him! Such a talented and humble man!
I fully agree!! I always had a hole in my soul, but never could understand what happened to it..now I know! Humble in deed!
THE VERY BEST IN ALL ASPECTS OF TALENT, IS SIXTO RODRIGUEZ, OUR FAMILY PLAYS HIS SONG, AND WE ALL AGREE, THAT WE HEAR OUR SOUL SING ALONG…NOW THAT IS THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENT ANY REAL ENTERTAINER/MUSICIAN/POET/PHILOSOPHER, CAN EVER HOPE, OR PRAY FOR..GOD gave HIM the VERY GRACE OF A TRUE STAR…. THANKS BE TO GOD..AMEN…… HE CHOSE A HUMBLE GUY, and WE ALL LOVE HIM…<3
If I only could live enough to have the opportunity to meet Sixto and to see and ear him in concert !
But… living in France it would be such “a miracle”..;
To be in contact with him would be a medicine for a better life !
Love you, Rodriguez…
look up his tour scedule..he is in Paris in June….