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, 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