Devendra Banhart Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

17th January 2010

Quote: "I'd like to apologise to the hippies for being considered someone who can speak on their behalf; I don't wear patchouli, and I smell too good to be a hippie." Devendra Banhart is tied of his folk-hippie label.

17th January 2010

Quote: "People are always giving me weed after shows, and I don't want to let them down." Devendra Banhart insists he isn't the pothead he's portrayed as.

16th January 2010

Fact: Cult singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart's new album, What Will We Be, features a ballad sung in the language of California's Pit River Indians.

4th November 2009

Quote: "I wake up every morning and long for 'Alien transmission received'." Rocker Devendra Banhart dreams of making contact with species on other planets.

4th November 2009

Fact: Folk rocker Devendra Banhart's middle name is Obi - after Star Wars sage OBI-WAN KENOBI.

28th August 2007

Fact: Folk rocker Devendra Banhart performed a five-song set aboard a boat sailing along the River Thames in England on Sunday (26Aug07). The quirky show took place before Banhart entertained the crowds at the Reading Festival.

11th July 2007

Fact: Actor Gael Garcia Bernal sings a duet with Devendra Banhart on the folk singer's currently-untitled upcoming album.

22nd March 2006

Quote: "We're working on some weird stuff inspired by the tropicalista movement in Brazil, Caetano Veloso, Os Mutantes. That whole movement is really special to us because it is about embracing where you are from but also being open to other cultures and other things." Folk rocker Devendra Banhart plans on taking his music in a new direction on his next album.

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