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

Previous events

Apr1

Elementary School for Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists program

Alliance Francais Event Celebrating DR Congo

This will be a super special event in Minneapolis! They'll feature Siama's music, dancing, food and much more, all in celebration of DR Congo. (Put this on your calendar and check back for time and details as the date nears.)

Feb24

Elementary School for Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists program

Pop-up Mini Family Festival - Fun Music and Dance hosted by The Ordway Flint Hills Family Festival

Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis, MN

We're so excited for this one! it's totally free and there'll be a dance group plus our fun family music (so bring EVERYBODY!), all hosted by the Ordway as a way to get the word out about their annual Spring Flint Hills Family Festival. (Check The Ordway website or Facebook page for exact times and details once they pay the event.)

Feb17

Elementary School for Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists program

Feb11

Elementary School for Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists program

Jan28

Elementary School for Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists program

Jan26

Elementary School for Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists program

Jan25

Elementary School for Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists program

Jan4

Elementary School for Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists program

Dec13

Virtual School Programs

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Dec10

Elementary School for Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists program

Dec9

Elementary School for Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists program