Samite to tour “Alive Inside” sponsored by AARP

  Ugandan composer/multi-instrumentalist/music therapist, Samite, of Uganda will participate in a tour sponsored by AARP to explore the role that music can play with memory retention, especially in the elderly.  The tour was inspired by Samite’s particpation on the documentary film, “Alive Inside” which explores this theme in great depth.  This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).


The tour will take place in several stages, here’s the latest schedule of confirmed dates.  Let us know if you’d like to attend one of these appearances in your area and we’ll get you details:

MON     Apr 20   MA-Springfield

TUE        Apr 21   NH-Manchester

WED      Apr 22   CT-Hartford

THU       Apr 23   NY-New York

FRI          Apr 24   PA-Philly

MON     May 4    MI-Detroit

TUE        May 5    OH-Cleveland

WED      May 6    OH-Columbus

THU       May 7    IN-South Bend

MON     May 18NV-Reno

TUE        May 19CA-Sacramento

WED      May 20OR-Medford

THU       May 21OR-Portland

FRI          May 22WA-Seattle

 More dates coming in the Fall.