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Devendra Banhart on World Cafe

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Devendra Banhart’s new album was inspired by a famous haiku from Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa. The simple yet powerful poem explores the impermanence of life, a theme Banhart was drawn to during the creation of his latest record, Flying Wig. Produced by Cate Le Bon, the album is a hazy, synth-laden study in hope and healing. Banhart joins us on the next World Cafe to talk about making the album, plus he performs live.

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