DAVID NEWMAN (DURGA DAS) & MIRA are bringing KIRTAN COLLEGE to Canada for the 1st time April 27-29 2012

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Kirtan with David and Mira

Join us for a heartfelt evening of ecstatic call and response chanting, devotional music and sacred song with kirtan chant artist David Newman (Durga Das). David’s distinctive approach to kirtan embodies a heartfelt devotional mysticism with an adventurous musicality and poetic intimacy. His Kirtans are a joyous and spiritually uplifting journey into bliss! David will be joined by his wife Mira, a gifted devotional vocalist and percussionist. All are welcome! Please note if you registered for Kirtan College Saturday night Kirtan is an additional fee of $30.

  • Date: Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm
  • Location: Balanced Life Yoga Ajax
  • Cost: $30 advance or $40 at the door

235 Salem Road South (Achilles Ave. & Salem Rd., just south of the 401) Second Floor Ajax, ON L1Z 0B1
(905) 428-2300

Ajax is a part of the Greater Toronto Area. It is approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi ) east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario.

DAVID NEWMAN, also known as Durga Das, is a Kirtan Chant Artist, Sacred Singer Songwriter and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga – the Yoga of Love. David, travels extensively singing Kirtan (Indian devotional chanting) and sharing the spiritual, devotional, meditative and musical aspects of yoga. David’s music, rooted in the ancient yogic tradition of sound as a healing path toward self discovery (Nada Yoga), embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a deep respect for India’s ancient chant tradition. His recordings expand the traditional Kirtan medium by incorporating a wide range of musical and lyrical elements and by exploring a vast palette of progressive production influences.

David’s CDs include Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution, Soul Freedom, Leap of Grace: The Hanuman Chalisa, a CD/DVD set entitled Into the Bliss, Love Peace Chant, To Be Home and his latest release – STARS. David is the author of Merging with Grace. He is also the founder of The Stay Strong Project.
His live kirtans and concerts are joyous, ecstatic, uplifting and exploding with energy.
A dedicated Kirtan Troubadour, David tours throughout the world with Mira, a celebrated devotional singer, recording artist and percussionist.
His CDs and event listings are available on