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

May31

Private Guitar Lesson

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Jun7

Private Guitar Lesson

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Sibley State Park 100 Year Celebration

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Cedar Hill Shelter , 800 Sibley Park Rd, New London, MN 56273

Siama, drummer Tim O'Keefe & singer Dallas Johnson are so excited to perform Siama's uplifting Congolese music for guests of this super special event celebrating Sibley State Park's 100th year! Bring everybody and let's party.

We play 1:30-3pm but the party goes from noon-3pm.

Bring a blanket to lounge on and enjoy music, free snacks and beverages on Cedar Hill. Enjoy a retro game of 'kitten ball' (softball), go on a hike with a naturalist and try your hand at fishing in Lake Andrew.

*See individual programs on the events calendar for full details)

9-11am Guided Paddle on Lake Andrew 11:30-12:30 Community & Campers Kittenball game 1:30-3pm Siama's Congo Music 3-4pm Happy Birthday Treat served

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/event.html?id=59186

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Montevideo Public Library, 224 S 1st St, Montevideo, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland 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. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music 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

Milan Public Library, 235 Main St, Milan, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland 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. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music 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

Canby Public Library, 111 Oscar Ave N, Canby, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland 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. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

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Dawson Public Library, 676 Pine St, Dawson, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland 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. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

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Madison Public Library, 401 6th Ave, Madison, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland 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. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music 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

Fairfax Public Library, 24 1st St SE, Fairfax, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland 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. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music 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

Bird Island Public Library, 260 Main St, Bird Island, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland 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. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music 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

Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St SE, Hutchinson, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland 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. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music 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

Litchfield Public Library, 216 N Marshall Ave, Litchfield, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland 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. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)