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

Oct15

Teach Elementary Classes/Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists

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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.

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Saint Peter Public Library, 601 S. Washington Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082

Siama and Dallas' library show is brimming with fun Congolese music. Everyone's 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 at 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.)

Oct18

Private (Songwriting Workshop)

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4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Upsala Elementary School, 415 S Main St, Upsala, MN 56384

Siama and Dallas are excited to share their fun Congolese folk music with you! Be ready to sing in Kikongo, Lingala and English while you learn about music and culture in Siama's rural homeland. This program is especially designed for kids but enjoyed by all so everyone is welcome! (Hosted by COMPAS and made possible thanks to Legacy Funds through a MN State Arts Board MN Arts Tour grant.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Long Prairie Public Library, Long Prairie Library, 42 Third St. N., Long Prairie, MN 5634755

Siama and Dallas are excited to share their fun Congolese folk music with you! Be ready to sing in Kikongo, Lingala and English while you learn about music and culture in Siama's rural homeland. This program is especially designed for kids but enjoyed by all so everyone is welcome! (Hosted by COMPAS and made possible thanks to Legacy Funds through a MN State Arts Board MN Arts Tour grant.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Savanna Prairie Community Room , 260 Magnus Johnson Street N, Kimball, MN 55353

Siama and Dallas are excited to share their fun Congolese folk music with you! Be ready to sing in Kikongo, Lingala and English while you learn about music and culture in Siama's rural homeland. This program is especially designed for kids but enjoyed by all so everyone is welcome! (Hosted by Kimball Public Library & COMPAS and made possible thanks to Legacy Funds through a MN State Arts Board MN Arts Tour grant.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Sauk Center Library, 430 Main St S, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

Siama and Dallas are excited to share their fun Congolese folk music with you! Be ready to sing in Kikongo, Lingala and English while you learn about music and culture in Siama's rural homeland. This program is especially designed for kids but enjoyed by all so everyone is welcome! (Hosted by COMPAS and made possible thanks to Legacy Funds through a MN State Arts Board MN Arts Tour grant.)

Oct23

Private (Songwriting Workshop)

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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

Oct28

Siama is on Jury Duty

Oct29

Siama is on Jury Duty

Oct30

Siama is on Jury Duty

Oct31

Siama is on Jury Duty

Nov1

Siama is on Jury Duty