Hartford Seminary welcomes chant artist David Newman (Durga Das) for an evening of live Kirtan chant music. While staying true to India’s ancient chant tradition, he maintains a distinct flavor of musicality, devotional mysticism, and poetic intimacy. David is an educator of Bhakti Yoga – the yoga of love, and so he aligns his music with the yoga tradition of sound as a healing path toward self discovery. His performances have been described as joyous, energetic, and uplifting.
David Newman has released eight full-length cds, including his latest with Krishna Venkatesh entitled Travel Well (2014), released on White Swan Records. David, who has been described as a “dedicated troubador of chant and sacred song,” has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in The Washington Post and Yoga Journal among many others.
Please visit David Newman’s website for more information and samples of his work