News about Samite “My Music World” is beginning to spread. Our good and talented friend Samite Mulondo hosted a release of his latest CD, My Music World last February at the Corning Museum of Glass in Upstate New York.
Samite is a singer and musician of numerous instruments including the litungu lyre, finger piano and flutes.
Described as having a “slight folky edge in places”, with “gorgeous instrumental work”, this is Samite’s first release since “Embalasasa” in 2006, and his 17th CD overall in which he starred or collaborated with other performers.
My Music World has been much anticipated since earlier reviews of his work. Billboard magazine described the sound this way: “Samite wraps his warm voice around melodies that seem to rise up off the Ugandan plateau, caressed by his kalimbas and other native instruments”.
The New York Post writes Samite “finely interweaves classical guitar, voice and the haunting plucked metal tones of the kalimba…a magnificent piece of music with an ancient quality to it.
Samite brings a true global sensibility to his music. A native of Uganda, Samite learned how to play musical instruments from his grandfather. A music teacher gave him another instrument to try when he was a pre-teen. It was a western flute and it was magic in Samite’s hands. Eventually he became a premiere flutist in East Africa.
By 1982 Samite fled Uganda and the dictatorship of Idi Amin and settled in Kenya. From there he went to Nairobi where he began to impress audiences with his singing in the Luganda language of his home and his instrument playing.
Samite emigrated to Ithaca, New York in 1987 and quickly established a following for his world music. His CD entitled Tunula Eno topped the number 2 spot in the World Music Charts.
We have no doubt that Samite’s latest effort, “My Music World”, will be his most popular offering to date. You may order the CD now by clicking this LINK or the banner on the right.