The Land of Yangalele

Papa Siama with Auntie Dallas

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BIG NEWS!: Siama has a brand new kids' CD. These new songs, inspired by traditional Congolese music, will take you on a journey to, "The Land of Yangalele". CDs and downloads available NOW! (Yawn-gah-LAY-lay = Happiness in Kikongo)

Composed, Performed and Produced by Siama Matuzungidi & Dallas Matuzungidi Johnson with drums by David Tullis

Engineered by Siama Matuzungidi Mixed by Steve Kaul of Wild Sound Studio Mastered by Greg Reierson/Rare Form

Cover Illustration by Kayla Harren Cd packaging artwork: Andrea LeHeup of Soleil NYC

Photos by Bill Trost, Diamana Komono & Dallas Matuzungidi Johnson

*When I'm Free includes contributions by the wonderful young men of Woodland Hills in Duluth, MN. Copyright 2017 / BMI - all rights reserved

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  3. 3 It's so Easy to Make a Song 03:22 Info Your price In cart

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  7. 7 Auntie's Song (Yangalele) 05:10 Info Your price In cart

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  8. 8 When We're Free 03:20 Info Your price In cart

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  9. 9 Nalingi Bosembo (Peace Lullaby) 03:32 Info Your price In cart

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  10. 10 Bakongo Chant (The Journey) 00:44 Info Your price In cart

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Land of yangalele coloring page illustration by kayla herran

RIVERS - from the Congo to the Mississippi

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RIVERS - from the Congo to the Mississippi

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RIVERS - Musicians of many genres and geographies flavor Siama's modern take on traditional Congolese music and soukous. His spirited voice and masterful guitar mix with Carnatic Indian veena, Tibetan singing and dranyen, cello, pedal steel, trumpet, percussion, vocal harmonies and more. (Album download includes Liner Notes)

Songs written and arranged by: SIAMA MATUZUNGIDI

Produced by: SIAMA, DALLAS JOHNSON & STEVE KAUL

Engineered by: STEVE KAUL - Wild Sound Mastered by: GREG REIERSON - Rare Form

Siama (voice/guitar) Nirmala Rajasekar (voice/veena) JD Steele (voice and vocal harmonies) Tenzin Ngawang (voice/flute/dranyen) Jacqueline Ultan (cello) Joe Savage (pedal steel) Bobby J Marks (trumpet) Tony Axtell (bass) Brian Ziemniak (piano & Hammond B3) Greg Schutte (drums) Tim O'Keefe (percussion) Zacc Harris (guitar) Dallas Johnson (vocal harmonies)

Photography & Styling: DALLAS JOHNSON Graphic design - ONA BENOIT

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SOUKOUS

Siama Matuzungidi

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These happy songs and intricate arrangements are good-habit-forming. (Siama engineered and produced it and performed all of the instruments and voice parts. 2004)

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