At David Newman’s concert, the noise level went from low-level joy to full-on bliss, the kind you feel after climbing a gorgeous mountain.”

The Washington Post

David Newman has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in The Washington Post and The Yoga Journal among others.

Thursday, June 19th – 7:00pm

An Intimate Evening with David Newman (Durga Das) including kirtan, devotional music and musings on living life with an open heart and fearless acceptance.

$30 for the first 30 to sign up then $35 thereafter & $40 at the door.

The Garaj Mahal 270 Ozier Drive Batavia, IL 60510

Purchase tickets through Paypal to manz.mitchell@gmail.com 773.551.7810 or visit the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/474936132629881/


As Yoga continues to spread its wings in America, a component of the ancient tradition is emerging as part of the new spiritual music movement.

It is called Kirtan.

A Kirtan is a group gathering where sacred mantras are sung together in a call and response style. It is a unique concert setting where music and singing are treated as meditation and the audience is as much a part of the band as the band members themselves. All throughout the country the awareness of this ancient practice is growing.

Here in the US there is a whole new breed of Kirtan singers. These “Chant Artists”, as they are called, are blending western musical sounds and styles with ancient Sanskrit healing Kirtan mantras.


One such Chant Artist is David Newman who is innovating the world of chant by making musically eclectic Kirtan records and traveling extensively spreading awareness of this new musical genre. David, also known as Durga Das, is recognized for his artful blend of songwriting with kirtan chants in a way that makes the experience deeply accessible and even familiar to listeners of modern music.