‘I feel very young in my age after three months of wonderful and worthwhile journey of my music on a foreign soil’ says the amazing singer, composer and living father of Sugama Sangeetha C.Ashwath on his return from United States of America recently.
The talent and knowledge of C.Ashwath has been widely appreciated in all the places he has traveled. The book of experience of Ashwath is now filled with some of the lovely days he had in a foreign soil. Some are instigating, kicking and thought provoking.
Even in his stint in States he had not given up his morals and meanings of life. It is the definite and diligence of Ashwath made him so popular and his punching style in vocal is of course is a treat to the ears.
I always believed in nearing to perfection. Knowing well the pillars on which I live and standards I keep up the Association of Kannada Kootas of America – AKKA founded in 1998 invited me for the Vishwa Kannada Sammelana. Jayaswamy Is the president and Chief organisers of AKKA are Seetha V.Ramaiah and A.M.Kumaraswamy. This AKKA is the combined evolution of 23 Kannada Kootas (organizations) in United States of America.
The main reason behind inviting Ashwath dates back to 1999 one of the programmes he had conducted – Manujamatha Vishwapatha’ in which he had assembled 1000 singers. The organizers of Vishwa Kannada Sammelana of Houston invited him for the millennium Vishwa Kannada Conference besides requesting him to conduct music classes. Jayaram Nadig is the key person for the success of this Vishwa Kannada Sammelana.
Traveling widely in places like Chicago, Fort Lauderdile, Phoenix, Saan Jose, San Antonia, Austin Ashwath reached Houston with 120 singers. He stayed for a week in all the nine places he traveled in US and got hold of variety of singers with enthusiasm.
In the three days Sammelana from 1st September to 3 the final day musical evening by Ashwath with 120 singers was a cynosure of all eyes and ears. The Bush Banquet Hall was filled to its capacity of 2200 invitees.
It was a standing ovation for Ashwath matching to his ability and hard work. The result of which is that he had been already invited to participate in 2002 Vishwa Kannada Sammelana. Ashwath is the first person to get the invitation for the coming World Kannada Conference to be held in New Jersy.
Reaching Bangalore after spreading the fragrance of Sugama Sangeetha of Karnataka in the peerless style Ashwath is with complete satisfaction. He has been treated like a father, Guru and a well –wisher.
The main sucess of the Vishwa Kannada Sammelana goes to Jayaram nadig and his group.
Wait and watch for some of the sidelights and highlights of C.Ashwath’s three months foreign jaunt in his words