Back in Africa, Siama (see-AW-mah) made his name recording hundreds of soukous hits. Now based in MN, he brings feel-good music to special events and kids' programs. Bio

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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Download & print this fun coloring page, then upload to Instagram and tag #SiamaMusic.

Download & print this fun coloring page, then upload to Instagram and tag #SiamaMusic.

Exciting News! TPT/PBS' award-winning "Lowertown Line" just released this wonderful show about Siama's life & music. Check it out!


 Siama's "RIVERS - from the Congo to the Mississippi"
is a genre-spanning marvel.

Siama's infectious traditional Congolese music & soukous dance music is brimming with a surprising array of sounds: gospel harmonies, Indian Saraswati veena and singing, Tibetan singing and dranyen, pedal steel, cello & more. RIVERS is garnering attention the world-over.

"Siama has found elusive alchemy here. For all its bold collaborative forays, this album feels personal. With humor, candor and confident musical playfulness, Siama is reflecting on a life of motion and change, finding joy in his discoveries, but never losing a certain wistfulness for all that’s been left behind."
Banning Eyre of Afropop Worldwide

 

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Siama's Afrobilly BRUNCH

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

Siama, Mikkel Beckmen and Dallas Johnson will serenade you as you enjoy delicious food and drinks at this downtown Mpls hot spot. (Reserve a table in the main room in advance because it's a popular place.)

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