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Film, Video Homegrown: Samite

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  • Homegrown: Samite


  • Samite was born and raised in Uganda, but left as a political refugee in 1982. He spent the following few years in Kenya where he studied African traditional musical instruments and rhythms. He mastered the kalimba (thumb-piano), marimba (wooden xylophone), litungu (seven-stringed Kenyan lyre) and various flutes, both traditional and western, and learned both traditional melodies and original compositions. In his concerts, Samite reflects on these experiences by performing songs and music from his and other African cultures.

Event Date

  • May 19, 2021

Running Time

  • 28 minutes 34 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text





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