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

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).

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

Watch this charming profile of Siama's life & music:

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

— Joe and Justin - The Okee Dokee Brothers

Dec14

Private Guitar Lesson

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Made Here Launch Party for "Detours"

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Hennepin Theater Trust building`, 900 Hennepin Ave , Minneapolis, MN 55403

Siama and Dallas' set begins around 8pm but come for the whole event!

Join us for the launch of "Detours: Made Here", the newest series of art installations in downtown Minneapolis, and celebration of an important milestone in the program’s five year history.

Made Here showcases fill underused storefronts and commercial spaces with art by local artists, transforming Hennepin Avenue into a walkable urban art gallery. Since its launch in 2013, Made Here has produced more than 300 window displays and met our goal of helping business owners occupy storefronts.

Join us at 900 Hennepin for an immersive art experience featuring a retrospective exhibit, live performances, a virtual reality lounge, craft cocktails (including a Lisa Frank drink) and refreshments from Jametta Raspberry. We will also share exciting plans for taking Made Here to new heights along Hennepin Avenue.

This event includes performances by: Siama's Congo Music DJ Mickey Breeze Guerilla Haiku Lady DJ Shannon Blowtorch Hamdi Shahid Lt. Sunny Rana May Reggie LeFlore Brian Scalac The Blue Lady

The event is all free but please RSVP via this link. https://hennepintheatretrust.org/events/detours-made-here-launch-celebration/

Dec21

Private Guitar Lesson

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Dec28

Private Guitar Lesson

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Jan4

Private Guitar Lesson

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Jan9

ClassNotes teaching elementary school

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Jan11

Private Guitar Lesson

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Jan18

Private Guitar Lesson

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Jan20

Martin Luther King Celebration-Group Concert

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Saint Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

This show presents a dazzling array of international sights and sounds by some of Minnesota's greatest vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers and poets. Curated by Bruce Henry and featuring T Mychael Rambo, Tomasina Petrus, Congolese musician Siama Matuzungidi, Chinese pipa master Gao Hong, the Naadha Rasa Center of Music, and the SJA choir among others. It will be a spellbinding musical tribute to the brave women, men and children who fight for justice, equality and freedom around the world.

stjoanevents@stjoan.com https://www.saintjoanofarc.org/

Jan25

Private Guitar Lesson

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