Devendra Obi Banhart is often touted as the leader of “freak folk”. Born in Houston, Texas, raised in Venezuela and then California, he draws on these influences to create an eclectic mix – Spanish guitar, folky vocals, violin riffs, dual-language lyrics. If that wasn’t enough to make me jealous, he also managed woo Natalie Portman. Now that is talent. ‘Santa Maria Da Feira’ is off his fifth album Cripple Crow released in 2005.