by Sumkali

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Chalo is a Hindi word meaning "Let's go!". For this second album we took a much different approach to the recording process. We started by doing a lot of improvising with 1, 2 and 3 instruments at a time and then building the pieces like a puzzle, using the best parts of the improv. We also made sure to include some more traditional recordings to round things off. In all the process lasted an entire year and we are very happy with the result. Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it!


released January 1, 2013

Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by John Churchville using ProTools 10.
Assistant Engineers: Scott Brady, Atmaram Chaitanya, Dan Piccolo, Dave Sharp.
Recorded at the homes of Atmaram, Dan, John and Scott and also Go Like The Wind School in Ann Arbor.
Mastering was done in Chicago by Ryan Staples at Overtone Studios.
C.D. layout and design by John Churchville.
Album artwork by John Diephouse
Dan Piccolo is endorsed by Cooperman frame drums (played on Prem) and Encore Mallets (played on Sarvesham).

Executive Producers: Barry Lipscomb and Eric Lundy
Thank You to our Kickstarter Backers:
Cindy Anderson, Saloney Arora, Amitabha and Meena Banerjee, Amar Basu, Angie & Brad Brist, Diana Bowman, Aron Butler, Paul D. Churchville, Will Cicola, Tina Davis, Aashish Deshpande, John Diephouse, Kelly Drisko, Ed Filisko, Ty and Rose Forquer, Ben Fuhrman, Tim Giles, Abby and Dave, Emilie Houwat, Sean Ike, J4, Aniket Joshi, Susie Keat, The LaJeunesses,
Dave "Jiggs" LaLalonde, Karen Levin, Ron Maio, Mona Maitra & Sharad Mangalick, Laura Meisler,The Mitchell Family, Greg and Erica Pilon, Julia Rege, Jessica Ross, RVAfoto, Dave Sharp, Melissa & Marcus Sigh, The Stroud Family, Sue & Tony Tollefson, Tom & Jenny Vajda, Michael Waite,
Jocelyn "Joz" Wang aka jozjozjoz, Kate Washington, and Wisaal.



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Sumkali Ann Arbor, Michigan

Indian Music Made in America! Based out of Ann Arbor, MI. Sumkali has been blending the sounds of the Indian subcontinent with jazz, funk, and rock with a singular goal of making great music.

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Track Name: Sarvesham
OM Sarveshaam svastir bhavatu
Sarveshaam shaantir bhavatu
Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu
Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu
Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
Sarve santu niraamayaah
Sarve bhadraani pashyantu
Maa kashchidh dukh bhaag-bhavet
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

Om May auspiciousness be unto all
Perfect peace unto all
Fullness unto all
Prosperity be unto all
May happiness be unto all
Perfect health unto all
May all see the good in everyone
May all be free from suffering
Om peace peace peace
Track Name: Prem
Prem Ishvar Hai Ishwar Prem Hai
Har Dhadkan Me Sai Sama Hai Ishwar Prem Hai
Prem Ishvar Hai Ishwar Prem Hai
Ram Rahim Krishna Karim
Zorastra Yeshu Nanak
Koi Bhi Nam Japore Manuva Ishwar Prem Hai

Love is God, God is Love
Lord Sai is the sustainer of each and everyone's breath
Love is God, God is Love
O mind! Worship any name of the Lord
Rama, Krishna, Rahim, Zoraster, Jesus or Nanak