Walker Recital Hall
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:30 pm
"When Samite translated his songs, their serenity seemed almost miraculous." - New York Times
The internationally celebrated musician Samite comes together with Northwest Pennsylvania’s own Grammy Award Winner David Cullen for a one-night-only engagement that brings worlds together. This night of culture concludes a week long artist-in-residency program that brings Samite to such Erie institutions as; The Barber Center, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mercy Center for the Arts, ExpERIEnce Children's Museum, Music for Veterans and more!
Samite was born and raised in Uganda, where his grandfather taught him to play the traditional flute. When he was twelve, 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. He performed frequently to enthusiastic audiences throughout Uganda until 1982, when he was forced to flee to Kenya as a political refugee. Samite immigrated to the United States in 1987, and now he and his wife Sandra make their home in Ithaca, New York. Today his smooth vocals accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes mesmerize audiences throughout the world.
Adult - $25.00
Senior - $20.00
Youth/Student - $10.00
Please visit the box office to see a seating chart.
The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture Artist in Residency Program is made possible by; Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority, Erie Arts & Culture and the PA Council on the Arts.