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TCC Playlist: Fur Hildegard vin Bingen by Devendra Banhart

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Devendra Banhart

Today is the memorial of St. Hildegard of Bingen. Folk rocker Devendra Banhart surprised everyone with a song called “Fur Hildegard vin Bingen” on his 2013 album Mala. He says of the track, “In my head there was this little movie, an alternative universe, I guess– Hildegard is sequestered in her cloister, and one day she gets a VHS cassette and it’s the prime era of the MTV VJ, and she just goes wild. ‘That’s it for me,’ she says. ‘That’s how I’m going to get my message across.’ So she escapes the cloister…and becomes a VJ.” Points for zaniness. Listen to the track here: