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.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Music Video

Namaste All,
Check this out. It's very cool...
A woman named Lila Sakura choreographed my recording of Sri Krishna Sharanam Mama from Lotus Feet to a dance piece filmed in 1926 entitled "The Flute of Krishna" by Martha Graham. Enjoy!!  D-

Friday, August 15, 2008

Back from the Midwest/Yoga Month NYC ++

Namaste All!
I just returned from a wonderful 2 week tour stopping in Pittsburgh, Chicago, South Bend Indiana, 4 stops in Wisconsin and Yellow Springs Ohio. It was truly a fun tour! Mira and I were joined by my booking agent, Chandra Nerbecki and my nephew Shane who has been touring with us all summer. (The Photo is of me, Shane and Kelly Bodden blissing out in a beautiful lake in Stevens Point, WI). Funny how tours can be so nourishing to the Soul and exhausting to the body - that swim sure felt good! So, it's nice to be back home for some rest now. This weekend Mira and I head to the Jersey shore to be with family. Should be sweet!
We are also really looking forward to our next outing to Nashville next weekend - August 23/24 to Yoga Source (www.yogasource.info). This trip also includes a trip to a legendary spiritual and sustainable community called "The Farm" (www.thefarm.org). Then on September 7th we play at a really wonderful event called "The Yoga Month Health Festival" in NYC. This is an all day event with some of the top NY Yoga teachers. I will perform a charity concert/kirtan at 8 pm which benefits Youth Health Alliance and health education for children. Here's the link - www.yogamonth.org/event/yogahealthfestivalsNewYorkCity.php - check it out.
Last, there is an article about Kirtan singers, of which I am included, in the September/October issue of Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine. You can pick it up and or check out this link - http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/yogaplus/Article.aspx?id=3095.
Well, that's all for now, back to my morning tea and enjoying the peace here this beautiful day.
with Love! David