'Dating Around' Season 2: Meet Deva Mahal, Taj Mahal's single daughter who's looking for love on Netflix show
Season 2 of 'Dating Around' saw some really interesting singles around New Orleans looking for a partner. From a kindergarten school teacher to a makeup artist, we saw singles from all walks of life, on a quest to find someone worthy of going on a second date with. One such single was Deva Mahal. Deva appeared on Episode 3 of 'Dating Around'. In the opening scene, we are introduced to Deva by her sister. Deva's sister explains that she falls in love very deeply but after a few heartbreaks, she has become a lot more reserved with her affection.
Later, Deva herself reveals that men find her intimidating. So, who exactly is Deva? In the middle of a date, she reveals that her father is a well-known musician, Taj Mahal. So, it turns out Deva is the daughter of three-time Grammy Award winner Taj. Taj aka Henry Saint Clair Fredericks is a popular blues singer. He is extremely popular for blending blues with more unconventionals sounds from the Caribbean and Africa.
Deva was born in Hawaii to Taj and Inshirah Mahal. When she was 17, the family moved to New Zealand and stayed there for a few years. She eventually moved back to New York and settled down there. Deva followed her father's footsteps and took to music. She worked with several artists before pursuing her solo career. Deva too dabbles in blues as snippets of her music featured on the episode. Her singing style has often been compared to Amy Winehouse. Deva performed in the prestigious Carnegie Hall along with her father Taj. The father-daughter duo paid tribute to Aretha Franklin by performing 'Chain of Fools'. In 2018, Deva returned to Carnegie Hall when Michael Dorf paid tribute to Led Zeppelin. This time around she was accompanied by Dap-Kings guitarist Binky Griptite and together they performed 'Your Time Is Gonna Come'.
Netflix's 'Dating Around' follows six singles who go on multiple blind dates to decide if they can go on a second date with any of them. Each episode follows a single, who goes on blind dates with five different people. At the end, the individual will either pick one of the five dates to go on a second date with or choose to leave alone and continue looking for a person worthy of the second date.
'Dating Around' is all set to premiere on Friday, June 12, on Netflix.