David Newmans Stay Strong Project Launches Its Second Benefit Release You Can Count On Me/Shyam Bolo As Single and Video

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

The Stay Strong Project has just launched its second release, entitled “You Can Count On Me/Shyam Bolo” — a song celebrating the power of friendship and community, a common theme at the heart of THE STAY STRONG PROJECT.

In mid-September 2012, a group of dedicated chant artists and musicians, including David Newman and Mira, Donna De Lory, C.C. White, Shyam Das, The Kirtaniyas, and more, gathered at the legendary Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles. In a charged and inspired creative atmosphere, a beautiful recording and video were made with the intention to uplift others and to raise funds for Global Green’s environmental and humanitarian efforts.

The song, video and website are being released on November 15th, just before Thanksgiving, in celebration of gratitude and the power of friendship. 100% of proceeds from the song, (released digitally on iTunes, Amazon and other internet music sites), will contribute to Global Green’s Green School Building program, a vital endeavor supporting children, by example, to shepherd a sustainable future. http://globalgreen.org/greenschools

The Stay Strong Project was born as a response to the devastating oil spill in the Gulf Coast in 2010. In early 2011, The Stay Song Project released the song Stay Strong, as a recording and video featuring many chant and yoga luminaries in the style of the classic song We are the World released in 1985 by supergroup USA for Africa. “Stay Strong” was produced in partnership with Global Green USA and offered 100% of proceeds to support the Gulf oil spill clean-up. The release was a great success worldwide, reaching the top five on the iTunes world music charts while raising funds, awareness, and opening many hearts!


Stay Strong 2 – You Can Count On Me/Shyam Bolo

Written by: David Newman and Donna De Lory

Song Producers: David Newman, Shiva Baum and Philippo Franchini

Video Producer: Amy Dewhurst

Video Directed, Filmed and Edited by: Brett Mazurek

Additional Cameraperson: Aline Kras

Recording Engineer: Vanessa Parr

Recorded at: The Village Recorder, Los Angeles

Mixing: Brandon Duncan

Mastering: Michael Fossenkemper

Studio Set Design: Sonia Sanz

Graphic Design: Tara Hogan


David Newman (Durga Das) and Mira

Donna De Lory

C.C. White

Shyam Das


The Kirtaniyas – Vijay Krsna: Harmonium and vocals, Sarasvati Dasi: Violin and vocals, Nitai Gaur Prem: Mridanga and vocals

Philippo Franchini: Guitar

Duke Mushroom: Percussion

Corey Sokoloff: Percussion

Dahveed Haribol Das: Percussion

Matthew Huffschmidt: Drums

Jim Beckwith: Sitar

David Watts: Bass

Cooper Madison: Tabla

Rob Sherman: Keyboards

Tulsi Newman: Giggles


Govindas and Radha

Deepak Ramapriyan

Joey Lugassy

Bob Wisdom

Zat Baraka

Clayton Campbell

Madhumati Gaurangi

Ally Kreim

Amy Dewhurst

Sophie Holt

Matthew Huffschmidt

Jim Beckwith

David Watts

Vijay Krsna

Dahveed Haribol Das

Sarasvati Dasi

Nitai Gaur Prem

Rob Sherman

Cooper Madison

Duke Mushroom

David Newman (Durga Das)

Founder, The Stay Strong Project



David Newman (Durga Das) December Tour Dates

Philadelphia-based David Newman is both a long-established, highly respected yoga teacher and advocate and a beloved kirtan singer and yoga music favorite. He closes a packed 2012 tour schedule with a full raft of dates, bringing his uplifting performance and healing presence to east coast audiences in six states.

His most recent album, STARS, was released on the White Swan label on March 20, 2012. As part of the record’s launch, Newman and White Swan shot a video of the album’s single, “Love Belongs to Everyone,” and arranged that Peter Gabriels human rights organization, WITNESS.org, would benefit from sales of the song. Newman will be performing repertoire from STARS on his forthcoming tour.

Friday, November 30, 7pm – Kirtan Concert

$ 20 Advance, $ 25 at the door

Lifeline Power Yoga

321 York Road

Towson, Maryland 21204



Saturday, December 1, 7:30pm – Om for the Holidays: A Magical Evening of Kirtan

$ 20 advance, $ 25 at door

Flow Yoga

1450 P Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005



Sunday, December 2 – Concert

$ 20 Suggested Donation

Center of the Four Winds Studio

125 S. Carroll Street, Suite 225

Frederick, Maryland 21701



Thursday, December 6th – 7:00pm

Kirtan Concert

$ 20 advance, $ 25 at door

The Yoga School

141 East State Street

Ithaca, New York 14850



Friday, December 7th – 7:00pm

Kirtan Concert

$ 20 advance, $ 25 at door

CNY Yoga101 First Street

Liverpool, New York 13088



Saturday, December 8th – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Kirtan and The Bhakti Mandala: Healing through Chant

$ 30 advance, $ 35 at door

Balance Yoga and Wellness

900 Rutter Avenue

Second Floor

Forty Fort, Pennsylvania 18704



Saturday, December 8th – 8:00pm

Kirtan Concert

$ 20 advance, $ 25 at door

Balance Yoga and Wellness

900 Rutter Avenue

Second Floor

Forty Fort, Pennsylvania 18704



$ 50 for kirtan & workshop – pre-registered only

Friday, December 14th – 7:00pm

Holiday Kirtan Concert

$ 20 advance, $ 25 at door

Shri Yoga & Wellness Center

1015 Penn Ave.

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610


Saturday, December 15th – 8:00pm

Holiday Kirtan Celebration

$ 20 in advance, $ 25 at the door (Kids Free)

Dig Yoga

204 N. Union Street

Lambertville, New Jersey 08530


Sunday, December 16th – 9:30am to 11:00am

Live Music in Yoga Class with Erica

A celebration of the Winter Solstice

$ 35 prepay, $ 40 at the door (no class cards may be used)

Jai Yoga

385 W. Lancaster Avenue

Suite 201

Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041

Info@jaiyoga.net 610.642.2000

Friday, December 21st – 8:00pm

Stay Strong Project 2 Release

12.21.12: Winter Solstice Kirtan Celebration

A Benefit Concert for The Bridge Foundation and Global Green USA

The New Leaf Club

1225 Montrose Avenue

Rosemont, Pennsylvania 19010

$ 20 Online advance, $ 25 at the door

Purchase Online Tickets


*Please bring a cushion if you wish to sit on the floor. $ 5 off Admission if you present your 12 Step Chip

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