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Caz Methodist Church to host musical performance by Mulondo

Acclaimed international musician, Samite Mulondo, will perform at 9:30 a.m. June 17, during the combined parish worship service at the Cazenovia United Methodist Church on Lincklaen Street.

Acclaimed international musician, Samite Mulondo, will perform at 9:30 a.m. June 17, during the combined parish worship service at the Cazenovia United Methodist Church on Lincklaen Street.

— A unique musical performance awaits congregants and the interested public at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 17 in the Cazenovia United Methodist Church.

Internationally-known musician and humanitarian Samite Mulondo will present special music during the combined parish worship service.

Mulondo is a native of Uganda where his grandfather taught him to play the traditional flute. He subsequently learned to play a western flute as well as the kalimba, marimba and litungu, and now performs to the delight of audiences around the world including several times for the Dalai Lama and at various United Nations events.

Forced to flee to Kenya in 1982, Mulondo immigrated to the U.S. in 1987 and now resides in Ithaca with his wife, Sandra. He has released eight CDs internationally with his ninth, “Trust,” to be released in July.

The PBS film “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” features Mulondo’s original score. Mulondo is the subject of the documentary “Song of the Refugee” distributed by PBS in 1998.

As founding director of Musicians for World Harmony, he travels extensively, bringing his message of peace to many war-torn countries in Africa.

The public is welcome at this special service which also salutes this year’s high school graduates. For more information, call the church office at 655-3519.

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