Interview with David Newman, Kirtan Chant Artist, Yogi and Messenger of Love
An amazing interview about the power of beauty, believing in yourself and the true beauty within each of us. In this profound interview, world acclaimed yogi, musician and philosopher, David Newman shares his life as an "excavator," who is always "digging into the well" of self. Who he chooses to be is, "that being who is always swimming in truth," and for David, "it comes down to KINDNESS." Enjoy this rare and intimate discussion with my friend David Newman, as he shares his truth, and vision for a more beautiful world.
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. David's music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a deep respect for India's ancient chant tradition. His CDs include Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution, Soul Freedom, Leap of Grace: The Hanuman Chalisa, Love Peace Chant, a CD/DVD set entitled Into the Bliss and his latest release To Be Home. His live Kirtans are joyous, ecstatic, uplifting and exploding with energy. A dedicated Chant Troubadour, David tours throughout the world with his wife Mira, a celebrated devotional singer, recording artist and percussionist. He is also the author of Merging with Grace, the founder of The Stay Strong Project and of Yoga On Main in Philadelphia.
David has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and has appeared in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Yoga Magazine UK, Natural Awakening, New Age Retailer, Rock Om, Sacred Sounds Radio, Wave Magazine, Ultrasounds, In the Spirit, VividLife, Yogamates, Yogi Times, Spirit Voyage Radio, Australian Life Magazine, Yoga Chicago, LA Yoga as well as many others. David has offered programs at Omega Institute, Kripalu Center, Sivananda Yoga Retreat, The Toronto and Vancouver Yoga Conference, Madrid Mantras Festival, Yogaville, and has toured widely throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Reviews and Endorsements
“David Newman/Durga Das is a rising star in the international sub genre of chant artist or mantric musician.” NPR’s - All Things Considered
“David 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
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