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Devendra Banhart was born in Houston, Texas, to a Venezuelan mother and an American father, both followers of the Indian religious leader Prem Rawat. He was raised in Caracas and Los Angeles, and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, before dropping out to pursue music. To date he has released nine albums, beginning with The Charles C Leary in 2002. His music combines a wide range of influences including psych-folk and Tropiclia he has cited Vashti Bunyan, Caetano Veloso and Arthur Russell as musical heroes. Banharts 10th album, Ma, is released on Nonesuch Records on 13 September.