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For his Nonesuch debut, Devendra Banhart chose the title Mala, literally the Serbian word for “small,” but used colloquially in Eastern Europe as a term of endearment—“like sweetie pie,” Banhart explains.
It was a placeholder during most of the recording, a working title offhandedly inspired by a ring his fiancée, the Serbian photographer and artist Ana Kras, had given him with that word on it. But the name stuck, and it proves to an apt one for an album so intimate in scale and open of heart.
Brazilian alt-indie rock singer, songwriter and guitarist Rodrigo Amarante has been announced as support for this show. Though Amarante often takes the stage solo, he is also well-known for his contributions to the rock groups Los Hermanos, Orquestra Imperial, and Little Joy. After meeting Devendra Banhart at the 2006 Tim Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Amarante and Banhart became occasional collaborators; a year later, Amarante appeared on Banhart's 2007 record Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon for the song 'Rosa'.
7.45-8.30pm - Rodrigo Amarante
8.30-9.00pm (approx) - Interval
9.00-10.30pm - Devendra Banhart
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