David Newman’s release, Acoustic Chant: Ukulele Kirtan Serenades CD & Songbook is a companion booklet and CD chanting the ancient devotional Sanskrit mantras and is a perfect tool to support you in learning and practicing these healing chants.
With the spiral-bound Acoustic Chant Songbook you will find sheet music with melodies and chords that can be used for instruments such as: ukulele, guitar, piano, harmonium and others. In addition, we have included the words and short translations that capture the universal essence of these kirtan chants. Acoustic Chant CD is a soothing and celebratory recording consisting of traditional Kirtan mantras accompanied by elements of Hawaiian, Appalachian, and American folk music.
On the 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 CD 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 artist, singer-songwriter, best-selling author, and inspirational teacher. David, also known as Durga Das, travels extensively sharing his music, and teachings on the path of love as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. He has released numerous CDs, and is the author of The Timebound Traveler. David is also the founder of the Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main. He has been featured on NPR, and in The Washington Post and Yoga Journal among many others. David lives with his family just outside of Philadelphia.