CD Release Show

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 Student
  • John Churchville, tabla
  • Bidisha Ghosh, vocals
  • Dan Ripke, guitar
  • Will Cicola, woodwinds
  • Anoop Gopal, violin
  • Ramani Aayagari, harmonium
  • Richard Rickman, bass

Event Details

Based in Ann Arbor, MI. Sumkali has been performing for over 10 years and have been lauded as one of the Midwest’s premier World music groups. Sumkali is a diverse group of musicians from North and South India and the American Midwest. Through their diverse backgrounds, they have been able to craft music with a global appeal that goes beyond just fusing genres together. Their music is a thrilling meld of Indian classical music, Bollywood, American jazz, folk, funk and Motown.

Kerrytown Concert House welcomes them as they celebrate the release of their 4th album "Dha Re Dha" which is a follow up to their 2015 release “Tihai” which earned them two nominations for “Outstanding World Music Album” and “People’s Choice Award” at the Detroit Music Awards in 2016. 

John Churchville

John has been performing and teaching music for over 25 years and continues to break new ground on both fronts. He has performed all over the world and is versed in many different styles of music. He is a specialist in Indian tabla drumming, drum set and percussion. He has won a Detroit Music Award in 2014 for his work on Joty Drums and was nominated again twice in 2016 for Sumkali's album Tihai. As an educator, John has taught lessons, classes, and workshops to thousands of students of all ages. He holds private studio classes for tabla drumming as well as general music lessons in the Sonic Workshop. John is currently a member of APME, ISME, NAfME and is a two-time nominee for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award.