Devendra Banhart, Alela Diane, More Collaborate on Leaves of Life

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It's nice to see artists collaborating for a good cause. Devendra Banhart has been contributing to many charity compilations lately, including Causes 2, which benefits Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam America. Once again, the long-haired folkie, along with Arborea, Alela Diane, and others are lending their voices for an important cause on Leaves of Life.

Helmed by Arborea and out on June 23, all proceeds will be donated to the World Food Program and Not On Our Watch non-profit organizations that bring conflict relief to places such as Darfur region of Sudan, Uganda, and the Congo. The digital version of the album will include some bonus tracks, including tracks by Plains, Jozef Van Wissem, Denise Dill and Laurent Brondel. The cover art was drawn and designed by Nalle's Hanna Tuulikki.


1. Alela Diane with Mariee Sioux - "The Cuckoo"
2. Rio en Medio and Israel Cilio - "Mary"
3. Fern Knight - "Our Mountain the Mother"
4. Marissa Nadler and Black Hole Infinity - "Dead Wives Club"
5. DevendraBanhart - "Hotel St. Sebastian (demo)"
6. Arborea - "Son of the Moon, Daughter of the Sun"
7. Micah Blue Smaldone - "The Clearing"
8. Larkin Grimm - "The Butcher"
9. Mi and Lau - "The Funeral, The Pray"
10. Mica Jones - "Best Life"
11. Starless and Bible Black - "All the Finest Beams"
12. Cursillistas - "Mothers Taught"
13. Silver Summit - "Oaks"
14. Big Blood - "Sick With Information"
15. Eric Carbonara - "Sundown at Parakeet Park"
16. David Garland - "Splinter Heart"
17. Magic Leaves - "Lasso Reason"
18. Citay - "Little Kingdom"
19. Ora Cogan featuring Anni Rossi - "My Belle"

Related links:
List of the Day: Three Great Albums for Three Great Causes
News: Causes 2 features LCD, Gnarls, MMJ, Decemberists and more
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