MONDAY, Dec 21 3 free live-streams - 1 class for kids, 1 class for adults and an all ages concert - all sponsored by the City of Rochester's Riverside Concerts. Links below:
SIAMA'S CONGO ROOTS: Feel-good sounds from the heart of Africa - a one day, three event mini residency, live-streamed from the Historic Chateau Theatre in downtown Rochester's "Heart of the City" district.
Monday, December 21
12 Noon - Adult Enrichment Workshop Facebook & YouTube LIVE - FREE
4 PM - Youth Enrichment Workshop
Facebook & YouTube LIVE - FREE
7 PM - Capstone Concert Facebook & YouTube LIVE - FREE
Rochester Civic Music's Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/riversideconcerts1
Rochester Civic Music's YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc3Q3IHNlUpCmzJbnpH_cbw
Brimming with catchy songs and engaging stories that bring renowned musician Siama Matuzungidi’s rural Congolese culture to life, this charming program features Siama’s spirited singing, masterful finger-picking acoustic guitar and captivating traditional African instruments like Mbira (thumb piano), Lokole (tone drum) and Balafon (marimba). Dallas Johnson narrates and encourages everyone to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while drummer Luke Rivard adds infectious African rhythms. Whenever Siama plays, he hopes you’ll feel inspired to sway and dance and sing along. It’s no wonder people call his music, “the Sound of Happiness”.
Brought to you by the Friends of Rochester Civic Music with additional support by the Mayo Clinic. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.
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