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10/05/2017
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Samite / Resilience

No FCC's; Favorite tracks: 3, 4, 10, 6, 10, 11

Samite, (pronounced sam-uh-tay) a Ugandan-born multi-instrumentalist uses his music to heal and restore. This music creates an uplifting quiet space to do that

1-- Space –5:27 – definitely a feeling of spaciousness here with mellow guitar, flute, and chanting voices that have a spiritual feel

2 – Lero –3:33-- alto flute, bass, adunga (Ugandan kalimba) and vocals have a rocking 6/8 conversation that then slows

*3 – On the Same Journey – 3:48-- pretty flute melody with sparkling piano notes as well as vocalizations

*4-- In the Moment – 5:02 – nice bass motif under floating flute melody with piano accents

5-- We All Have a Story to Tell –3:58 – more urgency here with repeating notes that gradually modulate and morph

*6- Resilience –4:51 –hymn-like—flute leads the way; vocals start halfway through with lovely harmony

7-- The Search –7:09 – deep bass resonance with guitar ostinato

8—Mutima –3:13-- flute with keyboard chords and vocalization

9-- Waterfall –3:58-- features the litungu, a 7-string harp

*10-- Mayengo –4:15-- upbeat, catchy

*11- What's the Answer? --4:01--adungu and flute; lovely!

12--Ntinda –3:36-- based on a folk song with lyrics, guitar, piano, flute

Track Listing
1. Space 7. The Search
2. Lero 8. Mutima
3. On The Same Journey 9. Waterfall
4. In The Moment 10. Mayengo
5. We All Have A Story To Tell 11. What's The Answer?
6. Resilience 12. Ntinda