Siama's Congo Music
Feel-good sounds from the Heart of Africa

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 loves performing special concerts and events and sharing his happy music with kids and their families. In addition to singing and guitar, Siama plays traditional African instruments like mbira (thumb piano) and balafon (marimba).

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

Watch this charming profile of Siama's life & music:

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

— Joe and Justin - The Okee Dokee Brothers

May3

Private Guitar Lesson

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May10

Private Guitar Lesson

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May11

PRIVATE EVENT

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Rondo Public Library, 461 Dale St N, St. Paul, MN

Siama and Dallas encourage kids to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

May17

Private Guitar Lesson

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4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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George Latimer Public Library, 90 W 4th St, Saint Paul, MN

Siama and Dallas encourage kids to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

May24

Private Guitar Lesson

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Brunch w/ Siama's Afrobilly

Hell's Kitchen, 80 S 9th St, , Minneapolis, MN 55402

Join Siama, Dallas & Mikkel Beckmen for sweet Congolese folk music w/ American Traditional percussion (like washboard and more) while you enjoy delicious brunch and drinks. We LOVE playing HK. (Reserve a table in advance in the main room.) -Photo by Deborah Miller

May31

Private Guitar Lesson

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Jun7

Private Guitar Lesson

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Sibley State Park 100 Year Celebration

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Cedar Hill Shelter , 800 Sibley Park Rd, New London, MN 56273

Siama, drummer Tim O'Keefe & singer Dallas Johnson are so excited to perform Siama's uplifting Congolese music for guests of this super special event celebrating Sibley State Park's 100th year! Bring everybody and let's party.

We play 1:30-3pm but the party goes from noon-3pm.

Bring a blanket to lounge on and enjoy music, free snacks and beverages on Cedar Hill. Enjoy a retro game of 'kitten ball' (softball), go on a hike with a naturalist and try your hand at fishing in Lake Andrew.

*See individual programs on the events calendar for full details)

9-11am Guided Paddle on Lake Andrew 11:30-12:30 Community & Campers Kittenball game 1:30-3pm Siama's Congo Music 3-4pm Happy Birthday Treat served

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/event.html?id=59186