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Devendra Banhart Learns Yiddish

Folk-rock golden boy Devendra Banhart has collaborated with everyone from Beck to Yoko Ono. Now he's hard at work on a new album and recently told Rolling Stone about the linguistic adventures he's going on during recording the followup to … Read More

By / August 28, 2007

Folk-rock golden boy Devendra Banhart has collaborated with everyone from Beck to Yoko Ono. Now he's hard at work on a new album and recently told Rolling Stone about the linguistic adventures he's going on during recording the followup to 2005's Cripple Crow.

Banhart is so devoted to his craft he even learned Yiddish. He decided to learn the language for the song "Shabop Shalom," which he describes as being about "a Jamaican boy who falls in love with a Jewish princess." No word on on whether he means Jewish-American princess. Seems appropriate for a guy who is signed to Young God Records, no?

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