David Newman 'Durga Das' is a practitioner of the ancient art of Indian Devotional Chanting known as Kirtan and a singer songwriter. David's chanting brings forth the ancient Yogic tradition of sound as a healing path toward Self Discovery. His songwriting flows from his devotion and mystical revelations and communicates a message of Universal Love. It is both the spiritual intention and the unique merging of Song and Mantra which elevate the impact of David's music. His lyrics carry a poetic grace that resonates with a timeless truth of Spiritual Oneness. David's music is both celebratory and transformational, maintaining the essence of Eastern tradition and wisdom while appealing to the sensibilities of the Western listener. David spreads the light of his musical and spiritual inspiration through his recordings (Soul Freedom and Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution) and by performing at an array of diverse venues including Yoga schools and spiritual centers throughout the US.