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'Lotus Feet' Brings Indian Tradition to U.S. Pop

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'Lotus Feet' Brings Indian Tradition to U.S. Pop

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'Lotus Feet' Brings Indian Tradition to U.S. Pop

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Singer Durga Das performs music known as Kirtan, a form of very old call-and-response devotional music from India. But now, as Kirtan finds its way into American culture, it is evolving in unexpected ways.

Part of the change is being led by a Jewish man from Philadelphia named David Newman — or, on stage, Durga Das. His CD is Lotus Feet: a Kirtan Revolution. Marika Partridge reviews. '

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