Back in Africa, Siama (see-AW-mah) made his name recording hundreds of soukous hits. Now based in MN, he brings feel-good music to special events and kids' programs. Bio

When we listen to Siama's, "Land of Yangalele" we hear home, Mama Africa. This is very beautiful music that everyone can enjoy.”

— Ladysmith Black Mambazo

We dig it! A great addition to the family music mosaic! Outstanding rhythms and performances. ”

— Joe and Justin - The Okee Dokee Brothers

The Land of Yangalele

Papa Siama with Auntie Dallas

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BIG NEWS!: Siama has a brand new kids' CD. These new songs, inspired by traditional Congolese music and rumba, will take you on a journey to, "The Land of Yangalele" ("Happiness" in Kikongo)

Composed, Performed and Produced by Siama Matuzungidi & Dallas Matuzungidi Johnson with drums by David Tullis

Engineered by Siama Matuzungidi Mixed by Steve Kaul of Wild Sound Studio Mastered by Greg Reierson/Rare Form

Cover Illustration by Kayla Harren Cd packaging artwork: Andrea LeHeup of Soleil NYC

Photos by Bill Trost, Diamana Komono & Dallas Matuzungidi Johnson

*When I'm Free includes contributions by the wonderful young men of Woodland Hills in Duluth, MN. Copyright 2017 / BMI - all rights reserved

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Download & print this fun coloring page, then upload to Instagram and tag #SiamaMusic.

Download & print this fun coloring page, then upload to Instagram and tag #SiamaMusic.

Exciting News! TPT/PBS' award-winning "Lowertown Line" just released this wonderful show about Siama's life & music. Check it out!


 Siama's "RIVERS - from the Congo to the Mississippi"
is a genre-spanning marvel.

Siama's infectious traditional Congolese music & soukous dance music is brimming with a surprising array of sounds: gospel harmonies, Indian Saraswati veena and singing, Tibetan singing and dranyen, pedal steel, cello & more. RIVERS is garnering attention the world-over.

"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."
Banning Eyre of Afropop Worldwide

 

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PRIVATE GUITAR LESSON

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Open Streets Lake Street

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In the Heart of the Beast Theatre (outside), East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

Siama will be joined by Dallas on vocals and percussionist Daryl Boudreaux to make fun music with the crowd outside the theater during the super fun Lake Street Open Streets event. Bring the family and spend the whole day taking everything in! We'll be at this spot 2:45-3:30pm and then scooting westward to the stage outside the Midtown Global Market 4-4:45pm.

Open Streets Lake Street

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Midtown Global Market, East Lake St, Minneapolis, MN

Siama will be joined by Dallas on vocals and percussionist Daryl Boudreaux to make fun music with the crowd outside the market during the super fun Lake Street Open Streets event. Bring the family and spend the whole day taking everything in! We'll be at this spot 4-4:45pm and earlier at In the Heart of the Beast's outdoor stage 2:45-3:30pm.

PRIVATE GUITAR LESSON

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