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, 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