World-renowned instrumentalist Samite travels the globe bringing his message of peace and hope through the healing power of music. Born and raised in Uganda, Samite was taught to play the traditional flute by his grandfather. When he was 12, a music teacher placed a Western flute in his hands, setting him on his way to becoming one of East Africa’s most acclaimed flutists. Samite performed frequently to enthusiastic audiences throughout Uganda until 1982, when he was forced to flee to Kenya as a political refugee. He immigrated to the United States in 1987. Today Samite’s smooth vocals, accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu and various flutes, mesmerize audiences around the world.
“While performing, I see that people are able to forget their differences and join as one in the moment; my hope is for that moment to last. If we can make that moment last, the world will be a better place.” – Samite