On September 10, Lifelong is delighted to present a performance by world-renowned musician, humanitarian, and photographer, Samite. Born and raised in Uganda, Samite was forced to become a political refugee and flee to Kenya in 1982. Before he left his homeland, he had already become renowned throughout East Africa as a flute player, learning first from his grandfather on a traditional Ungandan instrument, broadening his musical knowledge and skills when given a western flute at the age of twelve. In 1982, Samite emigrated to the U.S. and now resides in upstate NY with his wife Sandra.
This collaboration with Lifelong is an extension of his developing work with those “in the second half” and dementia and Alzheimer patients as cam be seen on his website: “More recently Samite collaborated with the filmmakers of “Alive Inside,” an award-winning documentary on the power of music to awaken the memories locked away in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This film and Samite’s subsequent place on Dr. Bill Thomas’ 2014 “Second Wind Tour,” have cemented the natural progression of the work that Samite does with Musicians for World Harmony. This direction, of an increased focus on working with seniors and dementia patients, evolved into a collaboration between MWH and Dr. Bill Thomas for his “Age of Disruption Tour” in 2016 and 2017. “
Join us at 2:30 for an hour of “smooth vocals accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes” that have “mesmerized audiences throughout the world.”