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To Be Home with Chant Artist David Newman aka Durga Das

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Listen and sample a song from David’s newest album – To Be Home as well as an intimate chat with David and host Shasta Townsend David Newman or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a Kirtan ChantArtist, sacred singer songwriter and a practitioner and educator ofBhakti Yoga – the Yoga of Love. David travels extensively sharingKirtan, devotional music and the spiritual, meditative and musicalaspects of Yoga. David’s music embodies a devotional mysticism,distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a deep respect for India’sancient chant tradition. David records for the Nutone Music Label. HisCDs include Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution, Soul Freedom, Leap ofGrace: The Hanuman Chalisa, Love Peace Chant, a CD/DVD setentitled Into the Bliss and his latest release To Be Home. His liveKirtans are joyous, ecstatic, uplifting and exploding with energy. Adedicated Chant Troubadour, David tours throughout the...

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David Newman Kirtan Concert at The Yoga Sanctuary

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Recently, David Newman (aka Durga Das) had a talk and Kirtan concert at the Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto.  When I arrived the atmosphere was fantastic.  There were candles lit around the room. The first part of the evening was a talk and bhakti yoga session.  Around fifty people were taking part.  David sang a Kirtan song to get us in the mood.  We then did a yoga session.  Finally, we finished with a guided meditation.  I felt very relaxed and blissed out by the end. The second part of the evening was a Kirtan concert.  There were probably around one hundred and fifty people participating.  Each Kirtan song lasted around 30 minutes.  Kirtan music is Indian devotional chanting. About half way through the concert, a woman and her daughter sat down next to me.  We started talking and it...

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Chant Artist and Singer Songwriter

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David Newman Releases his new CD: LOVE, PEACE, CHANT KIRTAN As Yoga continues to spread its wings in America, a new component of the ancient tradition is emerging as part of the new spiritual music explosion. It is called Kirtan! Kirtan is a group gathering where sacred mantras are sung together in a call and response style. It is a unique concert setting where music and singing are treated as meditation and the audience is as much a part of the band as the band members themselves. All throughout the country the awareness of this ancient practice is growing. Here in the US there is a whole new breed of Kirtan singers. These “Chant Artists”, as they are called, are blending western musical sounds and styles with ancient Sanskrit healing Kirtan mantras. DAVID NEWMAN AKA DURGA DAS One such...

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David Newman a.k.a. Durga Das LIVE July 8th 2pm EST

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Tune in LIVE with hosts Shayne Traviss and ChrisOldcorn Wed. July 8th 2 pm EST David Newman or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a Kirtan Chant Artist and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga – the Yoga of Love. David, a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba, travels extensively singing Kirtan (Indian devotional chanting) and sharing the spiritual, devotional, meditative, and musical aspects of yoga. David’s music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a deep respect for India’s ancient chant tradition. His recordings expand the traditional Kirtan medium by incorporating a wide range of musical and lyrical elements and by exploring a vast palette of progressive production influences. David CDs include Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution, Soul Freedom, Leap of Grace: The Hanuman Chalisa, a CD/DVD set entitled Into the Bliss and his...

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