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Deva Mahal

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Artist Bio

Deva Mahal was born with blues in her blood. Beginning from her upbringing in Kaua’i, Hawaii to discovering her voice in New Zealand, it’s there where she solidified her vision of becoming an artist. Deva’s star continued to rise and in 2018, she released her aptly named debut album, Run Deep, followed by a series of singles released in 2019 by Motéma Music.

During this time Deva toured the world, gracing the stages of the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Bonnaroo, the Montreal Jazz Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, along with many other esteemed events and venues. She has had the pleasure of collaborating with a number of musicians; Jaleel Bunton of TV on the Radio, Binky Griptite of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Living Color, and the New York Pops Orchestra, and has performed on stage alongside such legends as Etta James, Dianne Reeves, Maceo Parker, Bettye Lavette, The Roots, and Cyndi Lauper.

At the start of 2020, Mahal returned to New Zealand where she was struck with devastating medical news, then the pandemic hit which lead her rediscover her roots and to reimagine her future. Through this hugely confronting experience that challenged her identity as a woman and the pain that was hidden inside of her body, lyrics emerged and songs developed. Her songwriting was transformed by her desire to holistically heal those influential traumas and wounds. It’s through this time that Deva has become renewed and inspired. Released August 28, ‘Stand In’ is the first of many songs sharing her chronicles; she can’t wait to share more with you.

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News

03/19/2021

Deva Mahal strikes deep with homage to her late ​Sister

[embed]https://youtu.be/EACf4SQtr6k[/embed]   Out 19 March, this track aptly titled ​Sister is a collaboration by ​Deva Mahal and sister ​Zoe Moon​, for their late beloved sisters. This long overdue collaboration steers…

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01/16/2021

Deva Mahal Joins Biden Inauguration Welcome Event

Deva Mahal and The Resistance Revival Chorus  Join Official Live Stream Event Honoring Joe Biden’s Inauguration The Event Will Unveil The Music Video For “Everybody Deserves To Be Free” From…

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08/28/2020

Deva Mahal presents powerful new ballad “Stand In”

The wisdom of Mahal’s Mother graces this beautiful track - a lesson for us all in replacing fear with love. Out 28 August, “Stand In” is heavily rooted in Mahal’s…

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