Samite Mumondo, a world-renowned musician and humanitarian, collaborated with the filmmakers of Alive Inside. He now brings his insight and incredible talent to Cazenovia where the audience will hear what others around the world have heard—“melodies that ride over and through multiple rhythms to create a soothing, almost lullaby-like effect.” (Los Angeles Times)
Samite was born and raised in Uganda and became one of East Africa’s most acclaimed flutists. He 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, and now lives with his wife, the former Sandra Long, on a small horse farm near Tully, NY.
In 2002, Samite founded “Musicians for World Harmony,” an organization dedicated to enabling musicians throughout the world to share their music to promote peace, understanding, and harmony among people. Today, his smooth vocals—accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes—mesmerize audiences worldwide.
“While performing,” he says, “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….” (www.samite.com)
This concert is a part of our “Magic of Music” series during March at the Cazenovia Public Library. Don’t miss two highly- acclaimed documentary films Alive Inside and Andrew and Wendy, as well as a class “Creating a Playlist.”