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

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, will take you on a journey to, "The Land of Yangalele". CDs and downloads available NOW! (Yawn-gah-LAY-lay = 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

 

Rivers cd cover highres

Previous events

PRIVATE GUITAR LESSON

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Feb15

Siama: Courageous HeARTS event

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

Join Dallas and Siama for fun music as artists from Courageous heARTS help you make Valentines and other fun art projects. This is part of Midtown Global Market's Thursday series by and for the creative neighbors of the market.

Feb12

PRIVATE KIDS' EVENT

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PRIVATE GUITAR LESSON

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Feb8

PRIVATE GUITAR LESSON

PRIVATE GUITAR LESSON

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Siama's Afrobilly BRUNCH

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

Siama, Mikkel Beckmen and Dallas Johnson will serenade you as you enjoy delicious food and drinks at this downtown Mpls hot spot. (Reserve a table in the main room in advance because it's a popular place.)

PRIVATE GUITAR LESSON

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Siama's Congo World Quartet

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Como Conservatory Music Under Glass series, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St Paul MN 55103

Join Siama, cellist Jacqueline Ultan, percussionist Tim O'Keefe and vocalist Dallas Johnson for a journey to Africa and beyond! They play traditional Congolese music and songs from the fun dance halls of East Africa. The event is free and beer and wine are available for purchase. Bring your friends and be ready to dance.

http://www.comozooconservatory.org/news/music-under-glass-2018/

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