Fri, Oct 6, 2017
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
Free Tickets for Veterans, Students and Teachers: The Center provides free tickets to selected events for eligible veterans, students and teachers. A valid student ID, teacher ID or proof of military service is required. Tickets are limited and must be requested by phone or in person at the box office.
29 and Under Ticket Discounts: Arts lovers 29 years and under enjoy 50-percent off tickets to selected events. All ticket prices (A, B and C) are available for the 50-percent discount (one ticket per eligible youth). Tickets are limited and may be purchased online, by phone or in person using promo code 29UNDER.
Catwalk Lounge: Arrive early and elevate your Center experience! Connect with friends before the show and enjoy the view in this exclusive lounge.