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David Newman or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a renowned Kirtan chant artist, sacred singer songwriter, best selling author, and inspirational teacher.  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.  A dedicated troubadour of chant and sacred song, David has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and in The Washington Post and Yoga Journal among many others. David is also the founder of The Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife Mira and daughter Tulsi.

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“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