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.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Kripalu Retreat...and more

Namaste Everyone...

I hope you are well and enjoying Spring!
I am now back home after a lovely trip to California where we participated in the first Encinitas Kirtan Festival with Shantala (www.shantala.com) and many other wonderful Kirtan artists. We also made a stop for a blissful Kirtan in Los Angeles at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice. I am now home enjoying some time with Mira and relaxing over this very beautiful memorial day weekend. Yoga on the deck, home-cooked food and time with family...what could be more!

I also just completed making my new CD which I am quite excited about. It is a journey of joy filled chanting, musical textures, lively grooves and songs in celebration of Spirit! I must say I can hardly stop listening to it. So many great musicians and singers graced this recording. Producer, Frank Wolf (Lotus Feet) was at the helm...and of course Mira's angelic voice is everywhere! It is due out this fall on Nettwerk Records (www.nettwerk.com) who has created a new devotional label called Nutone. In addition to mine, Nutone will also release the latest CDs of Krishna Das, Wah and Wade Morissette. So, look out...a wave of new Kirtan is on the way!

I wanted to also remind you all of the 4 - day Kirtan and Yoga Retreat I am giving with Shiva Das at Kripalu in Massachussetts at the end of June. The retreat will include two sessions a day filled with Kirtan and Yoga, an evening Kirtan for all of Kripalu, delicious food, all the wonderful Kripalu yoga classes and bodywork options and set in the majestic Berkshire Mountains...which are simply gorgeous this time of year.
Hope you can make it!! I have included the details below...and next weekend we'll be giving Kirtans in Port Washington, NY and Montclair, NJ. Those dates are also below.

Hope to see you soon.
Sending Love! David

PS. A Recommendation...
I am reading a poignant book entitled "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. It is an eye opening and powerful study of the US food industry. I highly recommend it!

June 29th to July 3rd
Kripalu Center, Lenox, Massachusetts
For Registration and Details, go to:
Wednesday, July 2nd, 7:30 pm
Kirtan at Kripalu Center
Free to guests; $10 for other
Friday, May 30th - 7:30pm
Kirtan at Om Sweet Om
$20 advance / $25 at the door
37 Avenue A
Port Washington, NY 11050
Saturday, May 31st - 7:00pm
Kirtan at Lotus Yoga
$18 advance / $25 at the door
7 north willow street, suite 3
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
973 783 5060

Monday, May 12, 2008


...oh and this is my awesome, wonderful, amazing Mom!!

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!!

Hope you're enjoying the universal Spirit of Motherhood as well as celebrating your own Mom.
I'm at home with family and enjoying!

Tomorrow I head back to NYC to finish up the new CD. It's sounding great. Can't wait to share it with you all. It should be out around October.

Here is a photo Mira took of me jamming out to the the rough mixes of the new CD in NYC. As you can see I'm having fun - I know come a few months, you will be too!!

Bliss and Bless!!!