Free concert part of Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health

Indianapolis, April 6, 2017 – Samite, originally from Uganda and currently residing in upstate New York, will perform a concert on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital at 720 Eskenazi Ave. The free concert will begin at noon and be held in the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Concourse on the first floor of the Outpatient Care Center.

World renowned for his excellence on the flute and kalimba, a type of thumb piano, Samite is also a co-founder of Musicians for World Harmony, a nonprofit organization that introduces music to African orphans. 

Samite, who has released ten CDs, was the subject of a documentary Son of the Refugee, distributed by PBS in 1998. He travels the world bringing his message of peace and hope through the healing power of music. For more information on Samite, visit his website at

This performance is presented through a partnership with the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. The festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.

This free concert is part of the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health, which brings music to the patients, visitors and staff at Eskenazi Health. Tobias helped to establish the program, including donating a concert grand piano that resides in the main concourse of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.

To learn more about the Marianne Tobias Music Program, and to find a list of upcoming concerts, please contact the Eskenazi Health Foundation at 317.880.4900 or visit


CONTACT: Tom Surber
Phone: 317.880.4793
Cell: 317.402.9327
Pager: 317.310.5972 

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