Siama's Congo Roots
Feel-good music from the Heart of Africa

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

— Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Back in Africa, Siama Matuzungidi (see-AHH-maw) became a soukous legend, recording his intricate guitar on hundreds or songs and touring the world with popular artists. Now in Minneapolis, his catchy, upbeat songs and musicianship have earned him a McKnight Fellowship and numerous grants and a Parents' Choice Parent Approved award. He and his wife Dallas Johnson (singer/narrator) love performing special concerts and events and sharing his happy music with kids and families. In addition to singing and guitar, Siama plays traditional African instruments like Mbira (thumb piano), Lokole (tone drum) and Balafon (marimba) and he's a mean beatboxer. 

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

— Joe and Justin - The Okee Dokee Brothers

Siama's Congo Roots

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Dan Patch Stage - MN State Fair, St. Paul, MN

Attention State Fair lovers! Siama's bringing Dallas & Tim O'Keefe to play a super fun set of music on our ol' favorite Dan Patch stage so donchu miss it! As an extra added bonus, come, check out our interview at the nearby MPR booth a little after the show (noonish?). See you there!

Selby Jazz Fest Kid's Tent!

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Golden Thyme Coffee Cafe, 934 Selby Avenue, St Paul, MN 55104

Siama and Dallas are so excited to be part of this super special event once again! We'll be playing songs in the kids' tent so bring the littles for a relaxed little sing-along and they can shake shakers with us and dance or try playing Siama's cool African instruments like Balafon and thumb piano. This event is so sweet - happy people, great music on the main stage, lots of fun. vendors and great Siama's music with kids. Don't miss it!