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MIAC Live: Samite

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
Walker Recital Hall

The internationally celebrated musician Samite comes together with Grammy Award-winning guitarist David Cullen for a one-night-only engagement that brings worlds together. Samite was born and raised in Uganda, where his grandfather taught him to play the traditional flute. When he was 12, 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. Today his smooth vocals accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes mesmerize audiences throughout the world. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for youth and students. For tickets, call 814-824-3000 or visit miac.mercyhurst.edu.