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 world with hiswife Mira, a celebrated devotional singer, recording artist andpercussionist. He is also the author of Merging with Grace, the founderof The Stay Strong Project and of Yoga On Main in Philadelphia.
David has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and hasappeared in Yoga Journal, Yoga + Joyful Living, Yoga Magazine UK,Natural Awakening, New Age Retailer, Rock Om, Sacred SoundsRadio, Wave Magazine, Ultrasounds, In the Spirit, VividLife,Yogamates, Yogi Times, Australian Life Magazine, Yoga Chicago aswell as others. David has offered programs at Omega Institute, KripaluCenter, Sivananda Yoga Retreat, The Toronto and Vancouver YogaConference, Yogaville, and has toured widely throughout the US,Canada, Europe and Asia.
“David Newman/Durga Das is a rising star in the international subgenre of chant artist or mantric musician.”NPR’s – All Things Considered
“David is reminiscent of George Harrison, Dylan and Paul Simon whenthey are in soul mode.”LA Yoga Magazine
“Though David Newman has a deep sense of tradition in his music,there is also something thoughtful, poetic, personal, and almostromantic about his songs.”Yoga Journal