Vocalist, flutist and humanitarian to perform on campus

Samite Mulondo

World renowned musician and humanitarian Samite Mulondo will perform next week at Pitt-Bradford.


He will present his talents at noon Feb. 8 in the Studio Theater of Blaisdell Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.    


The program will feature Samite's vocal talent as well as instruments native to his home country of Uganda. He is also an acclaimed flutist in East Africa.


As a Ugandan, political refugee, he has lived in Kenya and now resides in upstate New York. As a humanitarian Samite has traveled war torn countries in Africa to work with refugees, orphans, and child soldiers.


Samite has performed for the Dalai Lama as well as at the Vancouver Peace Summit. Through music, he promotes his passion for peace to audience members. He hopes “that people are able to forget their differences and join as one in the moment.”


He is the founding director of Musicians for World Harmony, which promotes peace through music and works to integrate music into therapy such as for those with dementia.


Of his music, the Los Angeles Times wrote, “The multiple rhythms are forceful but not domineering, and Samite's melodies ride over and through them to create a soothing, almost lullaby-like effect. It's modern African folk music.”


For more information about Samite, visit www.samite.com


For disability needs related to the concert, contact the Office of Disability Resources at 814-362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.


The concert is being presented by Pitt-Bradford's Spectrum Arts Series as part of Black History Month.