David Newman or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a Kirtan chant artist, sacred singer songwriter and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga - the Yoga of Love. David travels extensively sharing Kirtan, devotional music and the spiritual, meditative and musical aspects of Yoga. His music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a joyous, often ecstatic quality. David is a recording artist for White Swan Records, the author of Merging with Grace, and the founder of The Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife Mira and daughter Tulsi.
Reviews and Quotes “David Newman/Durga Das… is a star in the international sub genre of chant artist or mantric musician.” NPR’s - All Things Considered
“David Newman is reminiscent of George Harrison, Dylan and Paul Simon when they are in soul mode.” LA Yoga Magazine
“Though David Newman has a deep sense of tradition in his music, there is also something thoughtful, poetic, personal, and almost romantic about his songs.” Yoga Journal
"At David Newman’s concert, the volume knob seemed to go from low level joy to full on bliss, the kind you feel after climbing a gorgeous mountain." The Washington Post