Rodríguez, in the Poble Espanyol on the 8th of July

Fans will finally have an opportunity to witness a performance by the North American artist, this year’s musical phenomenon

 

Sixto Rodríguez, known simply as Rodríguez, was one of the programmed highlights for the recent edition of the Primavera Sound Festival but unfortunately, for health reasons (he’s 70 years old), he was forced to cancel. Finally, he will now be making an appearance in the Poble Espanyol on the 8th of July.

The level of expectation generated by his visit to the city is not based on the longevity of his musical career, in fact it would be more appropriate to classify him as a musical discovery that has its roots in the documentary Searching for Sugar Man.

The film, directed by Malik Benjellou, won this year’s Academy Award in its category and tells the story of Rodríguez, a musician from Detroit who released two albums in the early 70s and proceeded to pass virtually unnoticed in his country. In contrast to the USA, however, he was such a resounding success in South Africa that he was considered as one of the best of the best, on a par with Bob Dylan.

Recently rediscovered, the emotional nature of his life story coupled with the lyrical intensity of his songs have bestowed him with a belated fame that is currently carrying him on worldwide tours where he interprets his classics such as “I Wonder”, “Crucify Your Mind” or the song that lent the title to the documentary, “Sugar Man”.
 

The opening act for the evening is The Free Fall Band, a local band that have recently been making a name for themselves.

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Publication date: Tuesday, 02 July 2013
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