David Newman’s eleventh release, Acoustic Chant: Ukulele Kirtan Serenades, was born out of David’s desire to record an intimate chant album, and his love for the ukulele. Acoustic Chant is a soothing and celebratory recording consisting of traditional Kirtan mantras accompanied by elements of Hawaiian, Appalachian, and American folk music.
On this CD, David demonstrates his rich relationship with the yogic chant tradition while continuing to apply unique and eclectic musical influences to this ancient practice. Acoustic Chant: Ukulele Kirtan Serenades features beautiful duets between David and his wife, Mira, delivering ten gorgeous time honored Sanskrit mantras with elegant simplicity, inviting listeners to sing along and effortlessly embrace the healing joys of chanting.
David Newman is a renowned sacred chant master, recording artist, singer/songwriter, author and inspirational teacher. David has released numerous CDs, and has toured steadily for over ten years to a devoted fanbase worldwide. David's recent release Love is Awake reached #1 on the iTunes world music charts. David is also the author of the #1 Amazon best seller, The Timebound Traveler. He has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and in The Washington Post among many others. David lives with his family just outside of Philadelphia.