This is the story about two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was 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.
One of the rare cases where an outstanding documentary received the fame it deserved - Searching for Sugar Man won the Oscar for the best documentary in 2013 (and loads of other awards).
Find more info and watch the trailer here.
You should watch this movie if you like good music and a trhilling documentary, but also to get some awareness of the problems in music industry, and to understand why it is our big ambition to support independent musicians with our monthly Concerts with a Soul :)
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