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David Newman, also known as Durga Das, has released numerous acclaimed albums, including the #1 iTunes World Music bestseller Love is Awake, and is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller The Timebound Traveler.

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The Washington Post — Kirtan’s call-and-response chanting draws a growing number of Washingtonians

One recent Saturday night, more than 50 people packed into a second-floor Dupont Circle yoga studio to hear lawyer-turned-yogi David Newman, a kirtan celeb.

NPR "All Things Considered" — 'Lotus Feet' Brings Indian Tradition to U.S. Pop

Singer Durga Das performs music known as Kirtan, a form of very old call-and-response devotional music from India. But now, as Kirtan finds its way into American culture, it is evolving in unexpected ways.

Yoga Journal — Get Out and Vote for “Peace and Love” This Election Day

Singer-songwriter and sacred chant artist David Newman just released a new single and music video called “Peace and Love” to inspire yogis to get out and vote.

Levitating Monkey — Living Bhakti, A Conversation with Durga Das (aka David Newman)

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 joyous, often ecstatic quality. 

Chapín Coffee — Fuel Your Day With Purpose... and meet the artist behind our newest signature coffee

We sat down recently - over coffee, of course! - with our friend singer-songwriter David Newman. This autumn, we collaborated with David to develop a new Artist Signature Coffee, inspired by his 10th album Love is Awake.

The Morning Call — 'Graceland' musicians to play Concert for Peace at Godfrey Daniels

Joining them will be Philadelphia sacred recording artist David Newman, who worked with Kumalo and other "Graceland" musicians on his 2015 album "Love is Awake."

The Urban Howl — Stay Strong: 8 Heart Activating Sing-A-Longs With David Newman aka Durga Das

“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” ~Dhiraj Raj

Chapín Coffee — Fuel Your Day With Purpose.

Fuel Your Day With Purpose... and meet the artist behind our newest signature coffee

The Morning Call — 'Graceland' musicians to play Concert for Peace at Godfrey Daniels

'Graceland' musicians to play Concert for Peace at Godfrey Daniels

The Urban Howl — Stay Strong: 8 Heart Activating Sing-A-Longs With David Newman aka Durga Das

View a collection of David Newman's music videos

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

PODCASTS

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SPIRITUAL ILLUMINATIONS - December 2019
with Jeff Carreira
“Bhakti, Love and Awakening”
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THE HAIR HEALER - November 2019
with Colleen Hair Healer 
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INSPIRED CREATIVITY - October 2019
with Joe Longo
"Loving What You Do and Tapping Into the Divine"
NPR - 'All Things Considered' - David Newman
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NPR 'ALL THINGS CONSIDERED' 
featuring David Newman
'Lotus Feet' Brings Indian Tradition to U.S. Pop
BUDDHA AT THE GAS PUMP
with Rick Archer
Interviews with "Ordinary" Spiritually Awakened People
Kirtan and the Bhakti Path
Interview 2011​
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YOGA REVEALED - June 2018
Conversation with  David Newman from Colorado.
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YOGA CHAT - May 2018
Honoring the Beloveds in our lives.
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NEW WORLD KIRTAN - June 2016
Conversation with  David Newman (Durga Das)
 A heart-to-heart from Hanuman Festival.
UNITY - David Newman
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UNITY ONLINE RADIO
Radio Recap: David Newman on 'Travel Well'
Join Ramdesh & David Newman (Durga Das) for a heart-to-heart about his music and new album
VividLife Talks - David Newman
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VIVIDLIFE TALKS
'To Be Home' with David Newman
Listen in for a sample of his beautiful music along with an intimate chat with David and host Shasta Townsend
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'Travel Well' and 'Timebound Traveler' 
with David Newman