Devendra Banhart

Born 30 May 1981.
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Devendra Banhart - Glastonbury highlights

Highlights of Devendra Banhart's set on the Park stage at Glastonbury 2013.

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Devendra Obi Banhart (born May 30, 1981) is a Venezuelan American singer-songwriter and visual artist. Banhart was born in Houston, Texas and was raised by his mother in Venezuela, until he moved to California as a teenager. He began to study at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1998, but dropped out to perform music in Europe, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Banhart released his debut album in 2002, continuing to record his material on the Young God and XL labels, as well as other work on compilations and collaborations.

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  1. Review of Mala

    Mala 2013

    Reviewed by Laura Barton
    A sense of love and lightness lingers after this eighth album has run its course.
  2. Review of What Will We Be

    What Will We Be 2009

    Reviewed by Kev Kharas
    Banhart finally sounds content with himself and his own sound.
  3. Review of Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

    Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon 2007

    Reviewed by Serena Kutchinsky
    yes, the freak flag-flying icon of 'out there' folk is back to wave his beard in your...
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