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

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

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).

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

— Joe and Justin - The Okee Dokee Brothers

Wee Wednesdays

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

NOTE: In Sept our Wee Wednesdays show will be on Sept 4th (NOT Sept 18). Your young ones will have a blast singing and dancing with Siama and Dallas in the vibrant and welcoming environs of this international market. Note: Siama & Dallas almost always do Wee Wednesdays as shown on this calendar but there are sometimes exceptions. Here's the full market calendar https://midtownglobalmarket.org/events.

Aug21

PRIVATE EVENT

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4Kids: Siama's Congo Music Trio

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Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Rd, Eagan, MN 55123

Bring the kids for a super fun show featuring Siama's feel-good African music. Siama plays acoustic guitar and traditional instruments like mbira and balafon, Tim plays really cool drums and Dallas encourages everyone to sing along in Kikongo, Swahili and English. You'll hear stories that bring Siama's rural Congolese childhood to life and the show will end with a fun dance party This program is especially for kids but enjoyed by everyone so don't miss it! (Special thanks to sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield for making this experience possible.)

Brunch w/ Siama's Afrobilly

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

NOTE: Siama will NOT be playing Hell's Kitchen brunch on Aug 24 (but he plays the 4th Saturday of every month unless otherwise noted). 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

4KIDS! Siama's Congo Music Trio

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MN State Fair - Dan Patch Stage, St. Paul, MN

Siama, Dallas & Tim are excited that the MELSA Library System invited them to perform a special set especially for kids and families. We're bringing fun African instruments and will enlist everyone to sing along to fun Congolese folk songs. Can't wait!

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Moose Lake Public Library, 313 Elm Avenue, Moose Lake, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are excited to tour libraries throughout the Arrowhead region! They'll encourage kids and families to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Mesabi East School, 601 N 1st St West, Aurora, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are excited to bring their fun Congolese music to libraries and schools throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life.

Siama's Congo Music

Biwabik Park Pavilion, 100 5th Ave. S, Biwabik, MN 55708

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are excited to bring their fun Congolese music to libraries and schools throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life.

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Carlton Public Library, 310 Chestnut Ave, Carlton, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Duluth Public Library, 520 W Superior St, Duluth, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Mount Royal Library, 105 Mount Royal Shopping Center, Duluth, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)