Sugama Sangeetha at Dr. BR Ambedkar Auditorium
Millers Rd, Millers Road,
Date & Time
Tue, Dec 15, 2009
( 7:00 PM )
Sugama Sangeetha by C. Ashwath as a part of 'Airtel Bengaluru Habba 2009.Aswath started his musical career as a disciple of Devagiri Shankararao Joshi in Hindustani Music and is, perhaps, the only Music Director in Karnataka, to have carved a niche of his own in all three fields that demand music as an element of expression: Theatre, Sugama Sangeet and Film.
Aswath's contribution to Sugama Sangeet earns him a special place with legendary personalities such as Kalingarao and Mysore Anantaswamy. Today. Aswath is synonymous with Sugama Sangeet in Karnataka.
To Aswath goes the credit of having written the first-ever book on Sugama Sangeet, defining the form, detailing the techniques and the role of the composer vis-a-vis the poet or the writer. The book also won Aswath an award from the Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy.
He has been awarded the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award and also the Santa Shishunala Prashasti, the highest state award, for his contribution to music in Karnataka.