Originally from Uganda, Samite has made his home in Ithaca, New York for many years. Billboard Magazine says "Samite wraps his warm voice around melodies that seem to rise up off the Ugandan plateau, caressed by his kalimbas (thumb pianos) and other native instruments." Percussionist Jeff Kayes accompanies Samite on Djembes and Congas among other instruments.

Samite came to WSKG Studios in Summer 2008 performing in front of a live studio audience.