David Newman Music

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's music, rooted in the ancient yogic tradition of sound as a healing path toward self discovery (Nada Yoga), embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a deep respect for India's ancient chant tradition.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

KickStarter Campaign!

Dear Friends,

I’ve just launched a KickStarter campaign to raise funds for the making of my 10th CD! 

I am breaking some exciting new ground by collaborating with members of Paul Simon’s band and legendary producer Rob Fraboni, who has worked with Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Eric Clapton, and now me :) Together, along with Mira and Philippo, we are creating an entirely new and fresh sound that inspires, uplifts, heals and rocks! Please check out the KickStarter page, and have a look at the video that we’ve created, as well as the cool rewards that we’re offering in exchange for your pledge.  I humbly invite you to contribute to the campaign and make this musical vision a reality for all to enjoy! I’d also be grateful if you would spread the word and let others know about the campaign.

Here’s the link:

Thank You for your Love and Support!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New CD - Travel Well - Released Today!

Today is the official release date of my new CD - Travel Well! I am thrilled to finally be able to share this music with you. Yoga Journal called the CD a 'Kirtan Crossover' and a 'laid back, classic rock inspired album that contemplates the spiritual journey.'

Travel Well is now available for download on iTunes! Here is the link:
You can also order it through Amazon, my Website, and White Swan Records

Again, my deepest gratitude for your continued enthusiasm and support. You are truly the inspiration behind the music. 


Wednesday, November 13, 2013


It's official! My new CD, TRAVEL WELL, will be released January 14th, 2014 in partnership with White Swan Records. I was very blessed to be joined by some very dear friends and amazing musicians on the recording, including: Mira (of course), Philippo Franchini, Brenda McMorrow, Donna De Lory, Corey Sokoloff, Emy Berti, David Watts, Eli Salzman, Mark Nanni, and more…
The cover below was designed by the one and only Jon Marro.
Get ready to rock!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

We are offering a 10% early bird discount for Kirtan College at Kashi Ashram, February 23rd to March 2nd, 2014. This discount will last until September 8th. Contact us at om@davidnewmanmusic.com for registration details...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Article by BrightStar...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Stay Strong Project 2 Just Released!

The Stay Strong Project 2
...Has just been released! Check out the new video 'You Can Count On Me/Shyam Bolo'... http://youtu.be/0p2Dx9TsKX8. On it, Mira and I are joined by Donna De Lory, C.C. White, Shyam Das, The Kirtaniyas, Govindas and Radha, Deepak Ramapriyan, Joey Lugassy, Duke Mushroom, Philippo Franchini and many more. The recording is available on iTunes & Amazon and contributes 100% of proceeds to Global Green USA's Green School Building Program, a vital endeavor supporting children, by example, to shepherd a sustainable future!
Stay Strong and Please Spread the Love!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Stay Strong Project, Volume 2

Ok the cat's out of the bag... We just shot the next edition of the Stay Strong Project featuring a new song entitled 'You Can Count on Me' in collaboration with Mira, Donna De Lory, C.C. White, Shyam Das, Philippo Franchini, The Kirtaniyas, Govindas and Radha, Duke Mushroom, Deepak Ramapriyan, Joey Lugassy, and many more...
It was recorded and filmed at the legendary Village Recorder in W. LA in coordination with Shiva Baum and Amy Dewhurst. Get ready for a blast of love directly to the heart. Will keep you posted on it's release!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New CD Fund Raising Campaign

Namaste Everyone,
I've decided to explore a new platform in which artists seek direct support from their audience to realize their creative vision. Therefore, I am reaching out to you, my community, for support in recording my next CD. Please have a look at my fund raising campaign, here is the link... http://igg.me/p/202661?a=1017001.
Thank you for your consideration and please spread the word to others who you feel would be interested in contributing.
with Much Love, David

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Dates are now up for Kirtan College 2013 at Kashi Ashram in Sebastian, Florida... March 3rd to 10th, 2013!! http://www.davidnewmanmusic.com/start/kirtancollege.html

Friday, April 27, 2012

Memorial Day Omega Retreat with Bart Marshall and I, May 25-28

Dear Friends,
About a year and a half ago, I met an extraordinary man named Bart Marshall. Since then, Bart has been a transformational teacher for me. I was thrilled that Bart agreed to offer a weekend program together at beautiful Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Bart, being a master of Jnana Yoga (Self Inquiry) and I a Bhakti Yoga practitioner, we thought it would be wonderful to combine the two and therefore created a program entitled... Jnana & Bhakti Yoga Immersion: Self Inquiry, Surrender & Awakening! What's even better is that the program is around the corner and happening over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th to 28th! I cordially invite you to join us for I know it's going to be both a joyous and enlightening weekend.
Details are at:
with Love, David

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Love Belongs to everyone Video Release!


'Love Belongs to Everyone', the second video from STARS, is officially released today!
Here's the link to the video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q7BgT5dUek

For it's release, White Swan Records and I have joined forces with the non-profit human rights organization WITNESS, co- founded by Peter Gabriel! A portion of the proceeds from every download of this song and from the sales of STARS, will be donated to WITNESS. Visit http://witness.org to learn more about their empowering global activism...
Please share this video with others to help us in this effort

with Much Love!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


STARS, the new CD, is released today!!!
I hope you all enjoy the music as much as we enjoyed making it.
Below is the link for STARS on iTunes.
It's also available on Amazon, on the store page of this site, and at many other digital music sites.
Have a blessed Spring Equinox and Happy Listening (and maybe dancing too)!

Monday, March 19, 2012


I'm looking forward to offering a workshop together with my teacher Bart Marshall at Omega Institute memorial day weekend... Here's the details:

Jnana & Bhakti Yoga Intensive: Self Inquiry, Surrender & Awakening
with Bart Marshall and David Newman at Omega Institute
May 25th to 28th (Memorial Day Weekend)

Dive deeply into the confluence of two great yogic rivers—jnana and bhakti, self-realization and devotional love—through the practice of kirtan and satsang. This 3-day jnana and bhakti yoga intensive offers lively discussions, music, chanting, self-inquiry, and a joyous immersion into heart-centered yogic practices.

Explore the path to a direct experience of truth with two seasoned practitioners and teachers, Bart Marshall and David Newman (Durga Das). Newman, an internationally known chant artist, combines mantra, yogic teachings, adventurous musicality, and poetic intimacy in song as an embodiment of bhakti. Marshall, an open-hearted spiritual teacher, offers his forthright, unflinching guidance as we explore self-inquiry, surrender ourselves into practice, and awaken to a direct realization of truth.

This intensive offers ample time for personal interaction with both David and Bart and is suitable for new practitioners as well as seasoned travelers of the path.

Bart Marshall is a spiritual teacher and author of the acclaimed translation of ancient spiritual texts, The Perennial Way: New English Versions of Yoga Sutras, Dhammapada, Heart Sutra, Ashtavakra Gita, Faith Mind Sutra, and Tao Te Ching. He is also writer and producer of the feature documentary, Mister Rose.

David Newman (Durga Das) is a kirtan chant performer and recording artist, sacred singer-songwriter, and practitioner and educator of bhakti yoga—the yoga of love. He is also author of Merging with Grace, and founder of The Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main in Philadelphia. davidnewmanmusic.com


Monday, February 13, 2012

Video Valentine - 'Thinking of You'

It's here... the first video from Stars entitled 'Thinking of You'... a video Valentine for all of you! http://youtu.be/nJQXFBcSO5M. Pass it along, and let someone know you're thinking of them this Valentine's day. Enjoy!
So Much Love, David, Mira and Tulsi

Sunday, February 12, 2012


David's new CD, Stars is available February 14th for pre-order on iTunes. Its official release date is March 20th and will be released on White Swan Records! A portion of proceeds from Stars will go to Peter Gabriel's non-profit human rights organization Witness.org

Sunday, May 08, 2011


Our beautiful daughter Tulsi was born at 6:16 pm on May 2nd. She is a most radiant being and the light of our hearts. We are celebrating our first Mother's Day Together. What Love!!!!
Enjoy the photos!
Namaste, David, Mira and Tulsi

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bliss Beat Yoga and Music Festival

Namaste Everyone,
I am very much looking forward to joining some of my wonderful colleagues at this amazing festival in Italy this July. Come join us if you are able!!!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Love Peace & Freedom Video

Enjoy this homemade video for 'Love Peace and Freedom' that someone made and posted on YouTube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEimd9zccus

Sound Check - Madrid, Spain

Enjoy this Sound Check in Madrid, Spain at Festival Mantras 4/1/11 with Rama Bala, Jordan Jancz, and Morgan Doctor. Working out some new material... 'Love Belongs to Everyone' or 'El Amor nos Pertenece a Todos'... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWuoUc1Ch3U

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Below is a link to a recent interview I did for LA Yoga Magazine on 'Stay Strong' and other topics.
Enjoy!! David

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Stay Strong Project Released Today!

We are thrilled to announce the release of The Stay Strong Project! http://www.staystrongproject.org

The Stay Strong Project is a charity offering in the style of 'We Are The World'. Over 30 Chant and Yoga Luminaries have come together to join their voices and hearts on a song and video entitled, ‘Stay Strong’ for a worthy environmental cause.

Stay Strong participants include: David Newman, Mira, Krishna Das, Seane Corn, Jai Uttal, Wah, Sharon Gannon, Snatam Kaur, Sean Johnson, Donna De Lory, Gaura Vani, Dave Stringer, Girish, Shantala, Shyam Das, Govindas and Radha, Suzanne Sterling, Kirtan Rabbi, C.C. White, Saul David Raye, Bob Wisdom, Prema Hara, Brenda McMorrow, Amy Barnes, Gina Sala, Yvette Om, Zat Baraka, Terra Gold, Philippo Franchini, Tony Khalife, Radhanath Swami, and more...

100% of the proceeds of Stay Strong go to Global Green USA, a non-profit organization supporting efforts for the Gulf Coast recovery and other environmental and humanitarian concerns. So, when you download the song Stay Strong from iTunes and other digital sites, you will be directly donating to Global Green’s environmental efforts! Stay Strong will be distributed by Nutone Music.

The vision of The Stay Strong Project is to spread a global message of unity and to inspire others to come together in service, celebration, and prayer, and to remain positive in challenging times. The Stay Strong Project also aims at bringing healing to our Mother Earth and to all who inhabit our beautiful planet!

To watch the groundbreaking Stay Strong Video, and link to iTunes to purchase the song, please visit: http://www.staystrongproject.org

You can also join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stay-Strong/126153467432877


Monday, January 10, 2011

Love Peace & Freedom at March for Justice Rally in DC, Jan. 17th!

Namaste Everyone!

I have been invited to sing Love Peace and Freedom at the March For Justice Rally on Monday, January 17th (Martin Luther King Day) on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. It goes from 11 am to 1 pm and will be a powerful experience! If you are interested in participating, here is a link to the Rally...


There will be a bus going from Philadelphia (Conshohocken area). If you are interested in catching a ride, drop Mira a line at mira@davidnewmanmusic.com.

with Love! David

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Stay Strong Project Website!

The Stay Strong Project website is now up... http://www.staystrongproject.org. Check it out and have a listen to a sample of 'Stay Strong' with over 30 Chant and Yoga luminaries lending their voices on this charity offering. The full song and video will be available in early February, 2011.

You can also view photos from the making of The Stay Strong Project at... http://staystrongproject.shutterfly.com

Namaste, David

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NPR Interview...

My recent NPR interview is now archived online. Here is the link below to listen....


Enjoy, David

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Gift!

Namaste Everyone!

Wishing You all a most joy filled Thanksgiving! As an offering to express my gratitude for you in my life, please go to the link below to download the song 'Thank You' from my CD, Lotus Feet. Feel the abundant blessings all around you today and every day.


Enjoy & Love! David

Friday, October 15, 2010


The Stay Strong Project ... is a charity offering in the style of 'We Are The World' initiated by a song I wrote entitled 'Stay Strong'. Over 30 Chant Artists, Yogis and Yoginis have come together to lend their voices and hearts on the project. Participants include: Mira and I, Krishna Das, Seane Corn, Jai Uttal, Wah, Sharon Gannon, Snatam Kaur, Sean Johnson, Donna De Lory, Gaura Vani, Dave Stringer, Girish, Shantala, Shyam Das, Govindas and Radha, Suzanne Sterling, Kirtan Rabbi, C.C. White, Saul David Raye, Bob Wisdom, Prema Hara, Brenda McMorrow, Amy Barnes, Gina Sala, Yvette Om, Zat Baraka, Terra Gold, Philippo Franchini, Tony Khalife, Radhanath Swami, and more... The Song and Video are due out on Nutone Records early February, 2011!

The Stay Strong Project is partnered with Global Green USA, http://www.globalgreen.org, an organization involved in supporting efforts for the Gulf Coast recovery and other environmental and humanitarian concerns, including: green building, climate solutions, security and sustainability and clean water projects! 100% of the project proceeds go to Global Green!

Please join Stay Strong on Facebook at...


Monday, October 11, 2010

Gandharva Award...

Just found out I received 'The Gandharva Award' for excellence in Indian Music from the AAPNA (Association of Ayurveda Professionals of North America). Imagine that :) www.aapna.org

Sunday, September 19, 2010


The Stay Strong Project is a kind of 'We are the World' concept for the chant and yoga community initiated by a song I wrote entitled Stay Strong. The Stay Strong Project has partnered with Global Green USA, www.globalgreen.org, an organization involved in supporting efforts for the Gulf Coast recovery and other environmental and humanitarian concerns, including: green building, climate solutions, security and sustainability and clean water projects.

Stay Strong will be released as a song and video, with 100% of the proceeds going to Global Green, USA. Joining Mira and I on The Stay Strong Project are: Krishna Das, Seane Corn, Jai Uttal, Wah, Sharon Gannon, Snatam Kaur, Sean Johnson, Donna De Lory, Gaura Vani, Dave Stringer, Girish, Shantala, Shyam Das, Govindas and Radha, Suzanne Sterling, Kirtan Rabbi, Saul David Raye, Bob Wisdom, Radhanath Swami and many more. The vision of The Stay Strong Project is to create a Global message that shows the community coming together through music, song, and prayer, to unite and uplift people and strengthen their ability to help in times of need.
Look for Stay Strong's release in early, 2011~

Also, please feel free to visit The Stay Strong Facebook Page:
...and enjoy this live version of Stay Strong at Bhaktifest, joined by Mira, Philippo, Steve Gorn, John Dekadt, Kit Thomas, Mary Arden Collins, Dave Stringer and Govindas!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

On The Bhakti Trail - July, 2010

Namaste Everyone,

Hope your summer has started off with joy... it certainly has with heat here in Philadelphia! We just finished a series of CD Release Kirtans culminating with a wonderful evening in the Philadelphia area last Saturday! This weekend we're off to Woodstock and Saratoga Springs, NY followed by a visit to Kripalu and New London, CT.

Meanwhile, I'd like to share a few happenings on the Bhakti Trail with all of you!!

1. Some Recent Interviews:

• This interview was filmed by Dazza Greenwood for New Media Kula at Flow Yoga the evening of our CD Release Kirtan in DC...

• This is an interview with Katrina Fox for the Australian Web Magazine: The Scavenger...

2. Just Added: Concert at The Tin Angel, August 19th!

For a while now I've wanted to offer an intimate concert of my devotional songs.
Well, that will take place at The Tin Angel, one of Philadelphia's premier acoustic cafes on Thursday, August 19th. I will have my band, the Beloveds joining me for this. The evening will feature songs from five of my CDs, some new compositions, and will be interlaced with chanting.
Here are the details...

An Evening with David Newman and the Beloveds!
Thursday, August 19th, 8:30PM
Join Recording Artist and Sacred Singer Songwriter David Newman for an evening of poignant songs of mystical beauty celebrating the path of love.
20 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2802
To purchase tickets online, go to http://tinyurl.com/DavidNewmanTinAngel
(215) 928-0770

3. Private Sessions:

A note to let you all know that this summer I will be offering private sessions in person and over the phone! Here's a description...

David’s private sessions assist you in going deeper into the devotional, meditative, and spiritual aspects of life. David’s gift is his ability to respond intuitively to your desire to deepen both the practice and expression of Love as an integrated way of life. David translates and personalizes ancient Yogic teachings as practical principles for spiritual transformation and to inspire greater joy, creativity and purpose in your daily life. The sessions, though intensive, are deeply nurturing and supportive with the highest consideration given to your individual needs.

To schedule an appointment, contact me at: om@davidnewmanmusic.com

4. Summer Tour Schedule

Our July and August Schedule include stops in New London, CT, Nashville, TN, Tampa, FL, New Orleans, LA, Dayton, OH, Buffalo, NY, Toronto, ON, Keene, NH, North Kingstown, RI, Kirtan College at Yogaville in Virginia, and Bhaktifest at Joshua Tree, CA!
Details are on the events page...

That's all for now.
Sending Love!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Our New VLOG

Om Namah Shivaya Everyone!!
Check out our new VLOG and enjoy some of our moments caught on video 'On The Bhakti Trail'.
Love! David

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Namaste All,
My New CD - To Be Home - was just officially released today!
It is available on my Website, iTunes, Amazon and many more internet music sites...
Here are some links, Enjoy!! David

To Be Home is a rich collection of healing Kirtan chants and passionate songs of devotion in a lush acoustic roots musical landscape. On To Be Home, David is joined by Mira, Grammy® Award winning producer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris), legendary drummer Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney), Guitarists Philippo Franchini and Rama Bala, Keyboardist John McDowell (Sting, Santana), tabla and esraj master Benjy Wertheimer, and renowned bansuri flutist Steve Gorn. To Be Home is a genre transcending tapestry of spirited sound poetry that weaves elements of the past, present, east and west into a mystical and magical elixir for the heart.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Featured on amazon

Amazon is featuring the new CD - TO BE HOME!
You can stream full songs of the entire CD at this link below. Enjoy!!!


Thursday, April 01, 2010

On The Bhakti Trail - April, 2010

Namaste Everyone!

Mira and I just returned from a magical visit to the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas. We were part of an Interfaith Devotional Music Festival called ‘On the Wings of Ecstacy’. It included some truly gifted musical and devotional offerings such as chanting with Russill Paul and Reema Datta, Gospel with Ken Whiteley, Sufi Music with Davod Azad and Kaballah Kirtan with Yofiya. It was simply wonderful…as was the weather and ocean!

And so life goes on… with lots of good things happening this spring.

In April, Mira and I will take some quiet time with just a few dates in Ohio, Pittsburgh, Virginia and a couple of local kirtans at the end of the month in the Philadelphia area. I’ve included theses dates below. May begins with Kirtan College (2nd to 7th) and Spring Ecstatic Chant (7th to 9th) at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.
Here are those links to read more!


Well, welcome to 2010. You can now have your very own ‘Official David Newman iPhone App’. It has music, tour dates, videos, photos, puzzles and more! It's available at iTunes. Here’s the link…

Ahhh and the new CD… To Be Home! This will be out in late April… Here’s a link to the press blog from Nettwerk Records…
The release will be followed by a series of CD Release Kirtans throughout the country in May, June and July. These will include:
In May…
• Colorado – Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Steamboat Springs
• California – Los Angeles, Encinitas, and Ojai
• Texas – Houston, Dallas, Corpus Christi, and Austin
In June…
• Bermuda
• New York – Port Washington, New York City, Woodstock, Saratoga
• Pennsylvania – Gladwyne, Bethlehem
• Lenox, Massachusetts
In July…
• Washington DC, Frederick, MD, Tampa, FL, Nashville, TN and New Orleans
~All CD Release dates are all on the events page of my website… and there probably will be a few more added!

That’s all for now… sending much love!!!

PS…On the inspiration front, I just read the book…
‘The Forty Rules of Love: A Rumi Novel’ by Elif Shafak
It’s amazing!!!


"Love is the Strongest Medicine" Neem Karoli Baba

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

iPhone App

It's Here... The Official David Newman iPhone App. Has music, tour dates, videos, photos, puzzles and more! It's available at iTunes and at the link below... Enjoy!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pre-Order and Listen to New CD!

Namaste All,
My new CD, TO BE HOME, is now up on my site - http://www.davidnewmanmusic.com.
There you can listen to clips and pre-order a copy.
April 27th is the official released date at which time it will also be available on iTunes, Amazon and other internet music sites...
I am elated to share the new music with you. Enjoy!!
Love, David

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


...about Mira and I.
Enjoy! David

2010 Kirtan College Photos

What a joy it was at Kashi for Kirtan College!! Enjoy these photos from our week of Bliss!
Hari Om!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kirtan College at Omega, May 2nd to 7th!

Namaste Everyone,

• Mira and I will be offering Kirtan College at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, May 2nd - 7th!!

Join us at Omega Institute in the beautiful Hudson Valley for an unforgettable five day Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga immersion. Kirtan College will support you in making Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga a more significant part of your daily practice and the means to gain greater confidence in sharing Kirtan with others. It will be an unforgettable week of joyful learning and exchange of heart!

For more information on Kirtan College at Omega, please go to...

• Omega's Spring Ecstatic Chant Weekend will take place May 7th - 9th following Kirtan College.

In addition to Mira and I, it will feature Donna De Lory, Jai Uttal, Shyam Das, Gaura Vani, Sruti Ram and Ishwari. Attendees of Kirtan College will receive a 25% discount off tuition for Spring Ecstatic Chant!

For more information on Spring Ecstatic Chant, please go to...


Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Namaste All,
My music is now on Pandora Radio. Here's the link...
Love, D-

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Here are some images of Mira and I created by photographic artist Anil CS Rao.

Podcast Interview!

Namaste All,
Recently I was interviewed on the Full Lotus Kirtan Show...
You can listen to the podcast on iTunes...
I am on the second hour....
Enjoy, David

Monday, January 18, 2010


Mira and I are now ambassadors for a wonderful charity called 'Shanti Uganda'.
Here's the link... http://www.shantiuganda.org/pages/ambassadors

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Namaste Everyone,

Mira and I as well as so many in our community and around the
world have been feeling great sadness to see the suffering as
a result of the recent catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. As we
are all feeling a desire to help in some way to relieve the pain
of those whose lives have been struck by the devastation,
below I have includes some ideas and resources to support
you in reaching out and making a difference...

• Of course, keep the people of Haiti in your prayers and
meditations. We can't underestimate the power to heal that
comes from bringing our hearts and minds together in prayer.
For in truth, we are all connected!

• Enlist your talents and those of others to organize a benefit to
raise funds for relief efforts. For those of you who teach yoga,
play music, or whatever other gifts you may possess, it is
always uplifting to bring your community together in some way
to both raise funds and pray for healing. Here in the
Philadelphia area, this Thursday night, Mira and I are
participating in an event called 'Chant Chai and Charity' which
will support a relief organization called 'Partners in Health'.
Here's the event link... http://act.pih.org/page/event/detail/wx7

• Here is a list of ways that you can donate. I've included
various links for you to explore the option that most resonates
with you.

1. PARTNERS IN HEALTH: Partners in Health focuses upon
research, advocacy and publications related to providing
health for the poor worldwide.
2. OXFAM: A group of non-governmental organizations from
three continents working worldwide to fight poverty and
3. RED CROSS: An easy and quick way to donate to the Red
Cross is to text the word 'Haiti' to the number - 90999 on your
cell phone. This will send a $10 donation to the Red Cross that
will simply be added to your cell phone bill.
4. WORLD CONCERN: Concern Worldwide is a non-
governmental, international, humanitarian organization
dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the
ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest
countries. To donate for Haiti Relief, go to...
5. AMMA'S HAITI RELIEF FUND: Amma, the great Saint and
Spiritual luminary is always quick to organize relief efforts after
any significant diaster. Go to this link and scroll down on the roll
down bar to find 'Haiti'.
6. CARE: Founded in 1945 to provide relief to survivors of
World War II, CARE is one of the world's largest private
international humanitarian organizations.

7. UNICEF: The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is absorbing all
associated administrative costs so that 100% of every dollar
you give to the US fund will support Unicef's relief efforts for
children in Haiti.

8. WILLIAM J. CLINTON FOUNDATION: Former president Bill
Clinton's effort to raise funds for Haiti.

Chant, Chai and Charity: Haiti Relief Benefit
Thursday, January 21st – 7:30 PM
Guest Appearance with Steven Groff, Sarah Halley
and Rama Bala
Jai Yoga
Haverford Square, 2nd Floor
385 W. Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 20005
(610) 324-3139

In Prayer and Oneness!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Here's a video of the Pearl S. Buck Elementary School Choir's 2009 version of my song..
Love, Peace and Freedom. Enjoy!
Wishing you all blessed Holidays and New Year!!
Love, David

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Namaste Everyone,
Please enjoy this holiday offering as my gift to you. It is a piece called Sweet Ram/Hanuman Chalisa. Mira, Rama and I recorded this live demo on Hanuman Jayanti, April 9th, 2009.
Go to the link below to download it for free!
It is my way of saying thank you for your support and for sharing with me the gifts of your heart.
Enjoy and Love!! David
(Click on the zip on your desktop for the mp3)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Los Angeles Kirtan Video

Enjoy this lovely video of our recent Kirtan in Los Angeles at the Bhakti Yoga Shala....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Recording Session Photos

Photos from our recording sessions in Woodstock, Enjoy!!! David

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On the Bhakti Trail - Seva Edition, November '09

Namaste Friends,

Welcome to the 10th edition of "On The Bhakti Trail - SEVA Edition."

Please enjoy this month’s theme – Yoga for Young People!

David’s Upcoming Touring Schedule

David and Mira are currently enjoying their Japan Tour. They arrive back in Los Angeles on November 9th and will be offering events in Santa Barbara on November 13th and Los Angeles on November 14th & 15th.

In the first half of December please join David, Mira and Band in NYC at the Integral Yoga Institute on December 12th and in Philadelphia at Yoga On Main on December 19th & 20th.

To see more details please visit the events page at: www.davidnewmanmusic.com

New CD Recording

During the second half of November, David will record his next CD with Grammy award winning producer, Trina Shoemaker. They will record in Woodstock, NY at Dreamland Studio with many amazing musicians including Mira, Philippo Franchini, Jerry Marotta, Jordan Jancz, Rama Bala, John Mcdowell, Steve Gorn, Benjy Wertheimer, Wynne Paris among others! Look for the new release in May 2010 on Nutone Music.

Kirtan College in February

The 3rd annual Kirtan College with David and Mira will be held at Kashi Ashram in Sebastian, Florida, February 21st to 28th, 2010.

This is an exciting training program for those looking to gain the understanding, confidence, and tools to develop a regular chanting practice, utilize the healing application of chanting in daily life and cultivate the musical skills to accompany, compose and lead Kirtan in a group.

For more details visit: http://www.davidnewmanmusic.com/start/kirtancollege.html

Yoga for Young People


Cheri Rae

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Yoga Journal - When presented in a child's language, yoga can help counter the stress experienced by young people living in a hurry-up world.

Yoga for Kids; Let the Body Breathe, By Mira Binzen
A ‘How To’ article on teaching kids Pranayama.


Yoga Kids: Silly to Calm - A fun video you can share with kids age 3-6.

Yoga at Olympic High school
This short video is the story of how yoga can impact the lives of young people. Two teachers come to Olympic High School in Venice, CA to start a yoga class for girls. We see how yoga touches lives beyond what happens on the mat during class. Yoga is a transformational practice and has implications on education, communication, relationships and self-esteem.

Yoga Saves
Urban youths find health and hope through yoga practice and lifestyle. Former gang members and foster home kids find a way to deal with emotions.


Musical Yoga for Kids, Kira Willey
Listen to one of her songs: http://tinyurl.com/KiraWilley

Relaxation and Visual Meditations, Lori Lite http://stressfreekids.com/category/products/cds/
A message from Lori Lite, “We have developed a line of children’s books, CDs, and curriculums designed to help children manage anxiety, stress, and anger while promoting self-esteem and peaceful sleep. We are the first to introduce research-based, stress management techniques in this unique storytelling format. Psychologists, child life care specialists, teachers, counselors, parents; military families, yoga fans, the Autism community and most importantly children have embraced us.


Youth-Abilitation www.youth-abilitation.org
Yoga is an effective tool to address trauma in youth. We all know young people communicate differently than adults. Depending on their age, kids use less words, more words, louder words, quieter words or no words at all. These differences in communication styles are often exaggerated or reconfigured in the face of trauma with a young person becoming more withdrawn, anxious, fatigued, tense or numb. When this occurs, yoga and movement are one of the beautiful tools that can help open them up to their joyful selves again. The combination of play, safety, calmness, creativity and community building, work wonders on getting youth in touch with themselves without “talking”. They are able to experience the world being safe again while simultaneously building their own strength and wisdom. And ironically after all this play and stress release, the kids can’t help but express their experiences in many, many words.
One of our favorite programs aiding youth exposed to trauma is Youth-Abilitation. Their approach blends yoga, movement therapy, and mentorship into a creative and effective curriculum youth can relate too. Programs are available nationally. If you know of an organization or group of youth that could benefit from these teachings, please e-mail Director, Taryn Hughes at tarynhughes@mac.com If you are an instructor who would like to learn about teaching for YA please contact them at Youth.Abilitation@me.com

Yoga Ed www.yogaed.com
Yoga Ed. Develops and produces health/wellness programs, trainings and products for teacher, parents, children and health professional that improve academic, physical fitness, emotional intelligence and stress management.
If you are interested in teaching Yoga to children read their program overviews. http://www.yogaed.com/instructors.html

Yoga Playgrounds Teacher Training: Spaces and Structures for Health and Empowerment With Leah Kalish
For everyone with a regular yoga practice who wants to share yoga skills with children in school, home, studio, or therapeutic settings.
Learn to design yoga-based classes and sessions for kids that progressively develop physical, mental, emotional, and social skills along with health. Discover how to ground yoga in play while exploring themes such as breathing, alignment, focus, flexibility, kindness, teamwork, resilience, finesse, and so much more. You will be guided in creating lesson plans that transform yoga practice into playgrounds of self-discovery.

Featured Youth Yoga Teacher

Cheri Rae Russell

I met Cheri at Bhakti Fest this September and immediately fell in love with her. She shared stories of how the yogic tools she taught inspired the kids to make life affirming choices. After speaking with her for only two minutes I was in tears (of inspiration)!
Cheri is located in downtown LA at her yoga studio Peace Yoga. She also rides her bike (yoga mats piled on the back) all over downtown LA teaching yoga to “at risk” youth anywhere they’ll “let her.”
When asked why Cheri does what she does she replied, “Because the very act of breathing is living (our common thread) and we know that yoga is the science of breathe with movement (pranayama and asana) and I can think of nothing more important on the planet then teaching children to go within and have an intimate relationship with themselves.”
For the past 17 years Cheri has been teaching Yoga to youth and is currently supporting the girls at Homegirl Café with free yoga classes. To donate and learn more about Homegirl Services visit Cheri’s site and click on the ‘heart chakra’. www.peaceyogagallery.com You can also give your support to Cheri with financial donations as well as new yoga mats and props.

Editor: Hillary Branoff
For responses, inquiries and inclusion suggestions,
Contact: Hillary@davidnewmanmusic.com

"Love is the Strongest Medicine" Neem Karoli Baba

Thursday, October 01, 2009

On the Bhakti Trail - October '09

Namaste Everyone,

Mira and I just returned home from an absolutely adventurous and grace filled European tour. We had wonderful events in Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

We now roll into a really exciting October including the Vancouver Yoga Conference, an evening in Portland, Oregon, a Kirtan Festival at Yogaville in Virginia with Shantala and Shyam Das and our very first Japan Tour!!! On our way back from Japan, we’ll stop in Southern California for events in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara…

Upon arriving back on the east coast in November, we will record the next CD in Woodstock, NY - that is after we travel around the world first. We will be working with Trina Shoemaker, a gifted producer, engineer and mixer who has won several Grammys for her work with Sheryl Crow. We will be making music with some amazing musicians and will mix where Trina lives…in Nashville. Should be a blast!! Look for the new release in May, 2010!

Below, among our tour dates and details, we have included some youtube clips of recent appearances from the omega ecstatic chant weekend and our European tour! Last, my record label, Nutone, has just released a Kirtan compilation that will be available at Whole Foods Markets around the country; the specifics are below.

Well, that’s what’s new on the Bhakti Trail – never a dull moment. I hope all is rich and abundant in your life too.
That's it for the newsletter, send away!!!!

Always Love!!

October Schedule:

October 3rd to 5th
Yoga and Pilates Conference and Show
Vancouver, Canada

Join David, Mira and Philippo Franchini for an evening of Kirtan on October 3rd, 8-10pm as well as four workshop classes throughout the weekend!

To see David’s conference schedule visit: http://tinyurl.com/vancouveryoga

To register for the conference visit: www.theyogaconference.com

Monday, October 5th
Bhaktishop Yoga Center
2500 SE 26th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202

October 9th to 12th
Kirtan Festival with David & Mira, Shantala & Shyamdas
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, Virginia
(800) 858-YOGA

Open your heart and elevate your mind. Join us for a not-to-be-missed opportunity to surrender into bliss as you immerse yourself in the sacred sounds of Kirtan with David, Mira, Shyam Das and Shantala at beautiful Yogaville in Virginia!!

David and Mira’s First Tour in Japan!

Osaka, Japan at Spirit Yoga Studio, October 31st – November 1st
Kyoto, Japan at Amrita Media Corporation, November 3rd
Nagoya, Japan at MySOUL8 Yoga Central, November 5th
Tokyo, Japan at Under The Light Yoga Studio, November 7th-8th

Please spread the word to your friends’ in Japan and view full details at: http://davidnewmanmusic.com on the events page…

On Line Musings

• David’s Youtube Page!
Here you can check out some recently added live clips from David’s European Tour.

• David at Omega Ecstatic Chant!
Check out this youtube video of David, Mira, Philippo and Band performing "The Prophet/Hare Krishna" at Omega's Ecstatic Chant Weekend. Enjoy!!

• Twitter!
You can now follow David on Twitter at… http://twitter.com/DavidDurgadas

Nutone News

Nutone Music Kirtan Chant Compilation at Whole Foods!
Nutone Music has just released a chant compilation that will be available at Whole Foods stores around the country. It includes David’s He Maha Laskhmi from Love Peace Chant as well as tracks from Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Donna De Lory, Sean Johnson, Wah and the Wild Lotus Band, Bhagavan Das, Wade Morissette, and Reema Datta. Here's the link below. Please spread the word to all whole foods shoppers :)

Photos from Europe Tour '09

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Amsterdam Global Mala!!

Enjoy these two clips from the Amsterdam Global Mala Celebration!
Kirtan with 200 + Dutch Yogis! Jai Ho!! D-

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Our Band at Omega on Youtube...

...Here we are on youtube from Ecstatic Chant Weekend. Me, Mira, Philippo, Mark Gorman, Stu Fuchs, Kamaniya, and Mary Arden Collins offering up "The Prophet" at Omega. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Omega Ecstatic Chant

Om Everyone,
I just returned from Ecstatic Chant Weekend at Omega. Here's a video from the Grand Finale...
What Fun!!!
Hari Bol, David

Monday, August 03, 2009

On The Bhakti Trail - SEVA Edition

Below is a copy of the 7th edition of our bi-monthly newsletter: "On The Bhakti Trail - SEVA Edition." 

Enjoy!! David......

Namaste Friends,

Welcome to the 7th edition of "On The Bhakti Trail - SEVA Edition." 

Please enjoy this month’s theme - Water!

First, let me briefly share what is happening on the Bhakti Trail with David.


Ringtones of David’s music from many of his CDs are now available on his website!!
Here’s the link… 

Radio Interview and Article…

David was recently featured on VividLife Web Radio!
The Interview: 
The Article: 

August Touring Schedule…

In August, David and Mira will be offering Kirtans in Marlton, NJ, and Lewes, DE, August 14th and 15th. They will also be offering these special events:

Kirtan College Weekend Intensive at Yogaville
August 20th to 23rd 


Martha's Vineyard Rasa Weekend of Yoga and Kirtan
August 29th and 30th
With Kirtan on Saturday, August 29th at 7:00 pm open to the public!

September Highlights…

European Tour
In September (11-27), David and Mira will be making their third Visit to Europe including stops in…Alessandria, Italy, Graz, Austria, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, Edinburgh, and London.

David and Mira at Ecstatic Chant at Omega Institute

September 4th to 7th
Also including Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Shyam Das, Deva Premal and Miten, Snatam Kaur...and others.

7th Seva Edition: WATER

"Understanding the fact that we are essentially water is the key to uncovering the mysteries of the universe.” Massaru Emoto

Please share this newsletter with friends and family!


Flow: For the Love of Water 
Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.

After watching this very powerful film, you can take action at 
www.charitywater.org      www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AqlLyLeJuQ

David and Mira have chosen to sponsor a well project that will bring clean water to a village in need.
100% of the donations will directly build these wells, and bring clean, safe drinking water to the villagers in a developing nation.
Please click on this link, and support the vision of a clean, healthy world for all...

Take Action: 

WATERLIFE follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (20 per cent) of fresh water on Earth.

Blue Gold: World Water Wars
"Bozzo's assured, slick bluntness absolutely does what it has to... smoothly constructed and with arresting narration by Malcolm McDowell, the result is an easy to absorb, must-see effort." 


Thirst (slide show)
A great slide show on water facts!

David Wolfe on Best Drinking Water (5min)

Is Bottled Water Really Pure? (3 min)
Bottled water companies make millions off people who believe their products are purer than tap water. However, most consumers do not realize that these products are in fact less regulated than tap water.

Charity: Water


The Hidden Messages in Water, Masaru Emoto
Images of Water Crystals: 
The Hidden Messages in Water is an eye-opening theory showing how water is deeply connected to people's individual and collective consciousness. Using high-speed photography, he found that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward it. Emoto believes that since people are 70 percent water, and the Earth is 70 percent water, we can heal our planet and ourselves by consciously expressing love and goodwill.

The Message from Water (Childrens’ Book), Masaru Emoto
Emoto Peace Project - 
As part of the United Nation’s International Decade for Action: Water for Life, Dr. Emoto wishes to share his discoveries about the responsive nature of water with children around the world. Beginning in 2006, "The Message of Water" children’s book , will be provided to all the children in the world at no cost within the decade. This effort is called the “Emoto Peace Project.”

Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty!, F.Batmanqhelidi
This book is full of useful detailed observations about wellness and disease relating to our relationship with water.


Tapping Youth Innovation is a global campaign to identify and support youth-led solutions to clean water and sanitation.
Why water and sanitation? Billions of young people today live without adequate access to these essentials, resulting in millions of deaths a year. But youth are not just making do. They are coming up with creative answers to solving the planet’s water and sanitation crisis.
WaterAid (
www.wateraidamerica.org), the leading organization for safe water and sanitation, and Ashoka GenV invite youth around the world to submit proposals for youth-led projects designed to improve the water and sanitation services of people living in poverty.

Think Outside the Bottlewww.stopcorporateabuse.org/think-outside-bottle/
Think Outside the Bottle is a campaign working to promote, protect and ensure public funding for our public water systems.
That means challenging corporations who undermine public confidence in tap water.
It also means working with public officials, faith groups, restaurants, celebrities, campuses, and individuals to support public systems by opting for tap over bottled water. We are also partnering closely with the national consumer organization Center for a New American Dream in asking people like yourself to take the pledge. Together, we are asking folks like you to Think Outside the Bottle.

Great Lakes United
Great Lakes United is an international coalition dedicated to preserving and restoring the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem. Great Lakes United is made up of member organizations representing environmentalists, conservationists, hunters and anglers, labor unions, community groups, and citizens of the United States, Canada, and First Nations and Tribes.
Great Lakes United develops and promotes effective policy initiatives, carries out education programs, and promotes citizen action and grassroots leadership to assure:
• Clean water and clean air for all
• Better safeguards to protect the health of people and wildlife
• A conservation ethic that will leave a healthy Great Lakes.


How Much Water do You Need to Drink?  By Shereen Jegtvig
A good estimate is to take your body weight in pounds and divide that number in half. That gives you the number of ounces of water per day that you need to drink. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should drink at least 80 ounces of water per day. If you exercise you should drink another eight ounce glass of water for every 20 minutes you are active. If you drink alcohol, you should drink at least an equal amount of water. When you are traveling on an airplane, it is good to drink eight ounces of water for every hour you are on board the plane. If you live in an arid climate, you should add another two servings per day. As you can see, your daily need for water can add up to quite a lot.

Editor: Hillary Branoff
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