Siama's Congo Music - Happy music from the Heart of Africa
Siama leads a variety of performance groups. If you know what you want, let us know! If you'd like help deciding tell us about your event and we'll recommend the best option.
Specializing in the infectious soukous music ubiquitous on East African dance floors, this five-piece veteran African ensemble also performs popular hits in other styles like Ghanian High Life, Haitian Zouk and Compas and Caribbean soca and reggae.
Featuring Siama and Dallas with Mikkel Beckmen on American Traditional instruments like washboard which adds a fun, old time American flavor to Siama's Congolese folk music.
Siama's Congo Jazz
(The video shown to the right includes a number of genre-spanning special guests who performed with the band during Siama's recent CD release concert.)
(terrific option for jazz venues and events)
Siama's Instrument Petting Zoo (for kids)
(highly interactive addition to events, festivals and block parties)
Siama and Dallas love teaching how to sing the Congolese way because it feels so good! Learn to breathe deeply from the diaphragm to produce a big, uninhibited vocal sound, try emulating Siama's unique yodeling style (yes, yodeling!) and sing in the call-and-response style of the Mbenga people from Eastern DR Congo.
Siama is a prolific composer with an effortless approach and Dallas has a lifetime of experience writing songs. Enlist them to help your group write a song together in order to mark a special occasion, to celebrate a milestone or to build a sense of community through collaborating on a song together.
“When I perform, I want people to feel they’re traveling to Africa with us so they can feel really happy and see how welcoming our culture is. Music is a gift to the world and it’s so wonderful to sing and celebrate together.”