Posts Tagged ‘East African Music’
We asked Samite to forward some information about his instruments and music to post here on the African Music Blog, and this was his reply.
“Most of the instruments I play, find me.
Some of them are given to me by instrument makers, and others like all the instruments I have collected from East Africa, are very old and have been played by masters who are now dead.
Such instruments have soul. They are the “Soul of Africa” in my opinion.
If these instruments were to talk, they would repeat all the stories that they have accompanied over the years as musicians were entertaining in the villages. Many of the stories would happy stories about newborn babies, and others would be sad stories about the death of a loved one.
I am very excited to have this Africa Music Blog so that I can share stories with you. I look forward to telling you about the music that I write, the experiences that have shaped my songs, and my hopes for the future of African music.
When I am not playing the kalimba or flutes, I am playing the litungu. The litungu is a seven string Kenyan harp, typical of the kind of instrument you will find in all the stringed East African Music.
I love this instrument because it’s very gentle. If you just listen, you might think you are listening to a guitar. In this link you can download for free, an MP3 version of a song I call “Waterfall.”
It was recorded live in a concert I did with David Cullen in Elizabethtown PA. Let me know what you think.
I look forward to sharing other songs with you in the future.
Wow, all I can say is this is very moving. You will truly appreciate the spirit of Samite’s talent and beautiful music in this free African music download. > Right Click Here to Download – Select Save Link As
Rich Hill, editor
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