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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    It's so Easy to Make a Song

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    Auntie's Song (Yangalele)

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    When We're Free

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    Bakongo Chant (The Journey)

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Study Guide Land of Yangalele Teachers, Librarians & Parents use this Study Guide with your kids to learn about Siama's music from Congo...cool instruments, fun songs, interesting musical history, videos, listening guides, singing games, links and more! 929 KB
Digital Liner Notes Land of Yangalele Lyrics and guitar/uke chords,, quizzes, a map, a glossary, photos & illustrations 6.07 MB
Coloring Page Land of Yangalele by artist Kayla Harren 1.54 MB

RIVERS - from the Congo to the Mississippi

Siama

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RIVERS - from the Congo to the Mississippi

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RIVERS - Musicians of many genres and geographies flavor Siama's modern take on traditional Congolese music and soukous. His spirited voice and masterful guitar mix with Carnatic Indian veena, Tibetan singing and dranyen, cello, pedal steel, trumpet, percussion, vocal harmonies and more. (Album download includes Liner Notes)

Songs written and arranged by: SIAMA MATUZUNGIDI

Produced by: SIAMA, DALLAS JOHNSON & STEVE KAUL

Engineered by: STEVE KAUL - Wild Sound Mastered by: GREG REIERSON - Rare Form

Siama (voice/guitar) Nirmala Rajasekar (voice/veena) JD Steele (voice and vocal harmonies) Tenzin Ngawang (voice/flute/dranyen) Jacqueline Ultan (cello) Joe Savage (pedal steel) Bobby J Marks (trumpet) Tony Axtell (bass) Brian Ziemniak (piano & Hammond B3) Greg Schutte (drums) Tim O'Keefe (percussion) Zacc Harris (guitar) Dallas Johnson (vocal harmonies)

Photography & Styling: DALLAS JOHNSON Graphic design - ONA BENOIT

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SOUKOUS

Siama Matuzungidi

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SOUKOUS

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These happy songs and intricate arrangements transcend place and time. (Siama engineered and produced all of the tracks and performed all of the instruments and vocals.)

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