Deva Mahal


Born and raised in Kauaʻi, Hawaii, when Deva Mahal arrived in Aotearoa in the early 2000s, she quickly became part of a generation of local musicians who used their love of jazz, soul, funk, reggae, dub, hip-hop, house and techno to ascend from the underground into our country’s mainstream consciousness.

Several years later, the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist relocated to New York to pursue a musical career that has taken her through North America, Europe, and the Caribbean, sharing stages with international stars including Etta James, Björk, CeeLo, Angelique Kidjo, Wyclef Jean, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, De La Soul, The Roots, and Alice Russell along the way.

Deva Mahal performing in Auckland.
Photo credit: Reef Reid
Deva Mahal, in Wellington
Photo credit: Russell Kleyn
Deva Mahal in Manhattan, New York City.
Photo credit: Gérson Lopes
Deva Mahal at San Francisco Bathhouse, Wellington
Photo credit: Alex Te Tamaiti
Deva Mahal at Nostalgia Festival, Christchurch.
Photo credit: Bic Runga
Deva Mahal with Chris Wethey (left) and Darren Mathiassen at The Surgery, Wellington.
Photo credit: Chris Wethey
Deva Mahal, Wellington
Photo credit: Russell Kleyn
Deva Mahal, in Auckland
Photo credit: Oliver Crawford
Deva Mahal photographed at Splore.
Photo credit: Serena Stevenson
Deva Mahal, in Christchurch
Photo credit: Naomi Haussmann
Deva Mahal - Sister feat. Zoe Moon
Deva Mahal performing at Carnegie Hall, New York, with the Resistance Revival Chorus. 
Photo credit: Michael Watts
Deva Mahal at home.
Photo credit: Chris Wethey
Deva Mahal
Photo credit: Russell Kleyn
Deva Mahal - Snakes
Deva Mahal - Run Deep (Motéma Music, 2018)
Deva Mahal - Stand In
Deva Mahal - Run Me Through
Deva Mahal in Manhattan, New York City.
Photo credit: Gérson Lopes
Deva Mahal, Arthur's Pass.
Photo credit: Naomi Haussmann
Deva Mahal - Run Deep
Deva Mahal, in Bushwick, NY
Photo credit: Shervin Laines
Deva Mahal - Goddamn feat. Son Little
Deva Mahal - Live At Hope Bros. (2006)
Deva Mahal - Travel With Me
Deva Mahal - Fire (2018)
Deva Mahal at Cuba Dupa, Wellington
Deva Mahal at The Surgery, Wellington.
Photo credit: Chris Wethey
Deva Mahal, Wellington
Photo credit: Russell Kleyn
Deva Mahal, at The Lions
Photo credit: Lucy Hammond
Deva Mahal - It's Down to You (feat. Butcher Brown)
Deva Mahal with drummer Darren Mathiassen at The Surgery studio, Wellington.
Photo credit: Chris Wethey
Deva Mahal - I Want You ( For All Time)
Deva Mahal performing at Massey University, in an Apra Silver Scroll Awards tribute to Troy Kingi.
Deva Mahal - Wicked (DJ Spen and Reelsoul Remix) (Quantize Recordings, 2018)
Deva Mahal, Wellington
Photo credit: Russell Kleyn
Deva Mahal at The Surgery, Wellington.
Photo credit: Chris Wethey
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