David Newman or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a kirtan chant artist, sacred singer songwriter and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga - the Yoga of Love. David travels extensively sharing kirtan, devotional music and the spiritual, meditative and musical aspects of Yoga. David's music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a joyous, often ecstatic quality. His CDs include Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution, Soul Freedom, Leap of Grace: The Hanuman Chalisa, Love Peace Chant, To Be Home, a CD/DVD set entitled Into the Bliss, and his latest release Stars. A dedicated troubadour of chant and sacred song, David tours throughout the world with his wife Mira, a celebrated devotional singer, recording artist and percussionist. David is also the author of Merging with Grace, and the founder of The Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main in Philadelphia. (davidnewmanmusic.com)
David has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and has appeared in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Yoga Magazine UK, Natural Awakening, New Age Retailer, Rock Om, Sacred Sounds Radio, Wave Magazine, Ultrasounds, In the Spirit, VividLife, Yogamates, Yogi Times, Spirit Voyage Radio, Australian Life Magazine, Yoga Chicago, LA Yoga as well as many others. David has offered programs at Omega Institute, Kripalu Center, Sivananda Yoga Retreat, The Toronto and Vancouver Yoga Conference, Madrid Mantras Festival, Yogaville, Bhakti Fest, The Texas Yoga Conference, and has toured widely throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. David was also the recipient of The Gandharva Award for excellence in Indian devotional music from AAPNA: Association of Ayurveda Professionals of North America.
To learn more about David Newman's work visit: DavidNewmanMusic.com