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Congolese guitarman/singer Siama ("See-AW-mah") played a big role in the popularization of soukous music in 1970s-90s. Now based in Minneapolis, MN-USA, he recently launched his new sound with a brilliant album (Rivers), he performs at lots of fun events and he loves hosting interactive programs for special audiences like kids and seniors. (More in Bio.)
 "RIVERS - from the Congo to the Mississippi" available HERE

"RIVERS" is a genre-spanning marvel.

Siama's infectious traditional Congolese music & soukous dance music features a surprising array of sounds: gospel harmonies, Indian Saraswati veena and singing, Tibetan singing and dranyen, pedal steel, cello & more.

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Siama has found elusive alchemy here. For all its bold collaborative forays, this album feels personal. With humor, candor and confident musical playfulness, Siama is reflecting on a life of motion and change, finding joy in his discoveries, but never losing a certain wistfulness for all that’s been left behind.”

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Siama's Rivers on Lowertown Line!!

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St. Paul, MN

We're thrilled that someone from TPT/PBS came to Siama's CD release show at the Cedar & was inspired to invite us to perform on this very special program! They'll tape a live show & add it to interview footage to create a 30 minute show about Siama's music. What an honor! Get your tickets right away. They're free but they go fast.

For this incredible performance Siama will be joined by many of the musicians who contributed to his new album, "Rivers" (Joe Savage, Brain Ziemniak, Tony Axtell, Greg Schutte, Tim O'Keefe, Jacqueline Ultan, Bobby Marks and Dallas Johnson).


KIDS! Wee Wednesdays w/ Papa Siama & Auntie Dallas

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Global Market, 920 E Lake St , Minneapolis, MN 55407

Bring your kids (5 and under) to sing, dance and play percussion to fun African music! We have so much fun at Wee Wednesdays. It's the highlight of our calendar every month. Hope you can join us and tell your young friends about it. FREE

Siama's Afrobilly Trio

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Nokomis Library, 5100 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

We recently joined COMPAS' roster of artists and we'd love for you to join us for our 1st Compas performance, especially because it'll be presented by the Nokomis library!

For this show, Siama will be joined by Dallas (uke, hand percussion and likembe) and Mikkel Beckmen (djembe and American Traditional washboard) to bring Siama's unique, infectious acoustic Congolese music to the Nokomis community on a fun Saturday afternoon