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

Winter Healing Expo

ZRS Fossils & Gifts, 3018 Lyndale Ave A, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

This is one of our favorite events every year! Practitioners representing a wide array of healing modalities nestled among fossils and agates and crystals with gorgeous vegan buffet...and comforting, uplifting Congolese music...and it's FREE! Don't miss it. (WATCH ZRS FOSSILS' FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFO TO_COME)

Bring joy and healing into your new year by treating yourself, your family and your friends to this free, fun & fantastic wellness-focused afternoon at ZRS Fossils and Gifts!

EXPLORE new possibilities for fabulous health & energizing wellness through this special opportunity to meet this year's innovative local practitioners -- all eager to personally share their intriguing variety of healing modalities & unique products with you. Great chance to investigate new concepts first-hand, ask questions & connect with an amazing group of people!

ENJOY the spirit-filled sounds of celebrated Congolese musician Siama Matzungidi and Dallas Matuzungidi Johnson. Siama's music is inspired by the rumba and soukous music he grew up on back in DR Congo. He's known for intricate guitar picking, soothing mbira (thumb piano), sweet songs and he and his wife Dallas Johnson sing with such joy! Watch a special episode of PBS/TPT's "Lowertown Line" about Siama's life and music on the home page of www.siamamusic.com. (https://www.siamamusic.com/home)

FREE Demos - Samples - Inspiration - Valuable Connections - Delicious FREE EXPO Buffet - ZRS EXPO SALE going on all day!

ZRS Fossils and Gifts - 3018 Lyndale Ave S - Minneapolis MN (Located on Lyndale Ave just one-half block south of Lake Street) Call 612.824.1068 for further information. info@ZRSfossils.com

FREE PARKING along 31st Street – just one-half block south of ZRS Fossils and Gifts / Metered parking along Lyndale Ave & Lake St / Metered Public Parking Lot Accessible by Lyndale Ave in betw The Jungle Theater and The Lyndale Taphouse on the East side of the street - just one-half block north of ZRS Fossils and Gifts

Siama's Congo Roots

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Old Gem Theater, 116 S Knowles Ave, New Richmond, WI 54017

Feel-good sounds from the Heart of Africa: On this very special musical journey to Africa, Siama plays guitar and fascinating traditional instruments like Mbira and Balafon while Dallas Johnson encourages everyone to sing along to happy songs in Kikongo, Lingala & English and shares stories that bring Siama's rural homeland to life. Kids will have a chance to play shakers and the show ends with a fun dance party. This program is especially designed for kids and families but it's enjoyed by everyone so don't miss it! 

Siama's Congo Roots

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Hudson Public Library, Hudson, WI

Feel-good sounds from the Heart of AfricaOn this very special musical journey to Africa, Siama plays guitar and fascinating traditional instruments like Mbira and Balafon while Dallas Johnson encourages everyone to sing along to happy songs in Kikongo, Lingala & English and shares stories that bring Siama's rural homeland to life. Kids will have a chance to play shakers and the show ends with a fun dance party. This program is especially designed for kids and families but it's enjoyed by everyone so don't miss it! 

Jan21

Siama is on Jury Duty

Jan22

Siama is on Jury Duty

Jan23

Siama is on Jury Duty

Jan24

Siama is on Jury Duty

Brunch w/ Siama's Afrobilly

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

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

Jan25

Siama is on Jury Duty

Jan26

Siama is on Jury Duty

Siama's Congo Roots

Roseviile Library, Roseville, MN

Feel-good sounds from the Heart of Africa On this very special musical journey to Africa, Siama plays guitar and fascinating traditional instruments like Mbira and Balafon while Dallas Johnson encourages everyone to sing along to happy songs in Kikongo, Lingala & English and shares stories that bring Siama's rural homeland to life. Kids will have a chance to play shakers and the show ends with a fun dance party. This program is especially designed for kids and families but it's enjoyed by everyone so don't miss it

Jan27

Siama is on Jury Duty

Jan28

Siama is on Jury Duty

Jan29

Siama is on Jury Duty

Jan30

Siama is on Jury Duty

Celebration at Soup For You

Bethel Lutheran Church basement, 2511 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Soup for You = delicious, hearty, abundant, fresh, organic multi-course meals served FREE every week day in this truly special community-celebrating gem. Join us for this very special celebration. (Siama might be on jury duty but we're hoping to be able to play during lunch time 11am-1pm. There's another awesome band and the food is always amazing.)

Hooked on Books, and the Arts, too!

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Chanhassen High School, Chanhassen, MN

This event features author Kristin Tripathy from Victoria. Her two books focus on how despite speaking different languages, we can all communicate and be friends. One book is titled ‘My Friend, Mi Amigo’. Siama and Dallas will play a 1 hour set but there's more entertainment and fun on-deck throughout the entire event. Sponsored by Carver County Library.