Siama's Congo Roots
Feel-good music from the Heart of Africa

When we listen to Siama's, "Land of Yangalele" we hear home, Mama Africa. This is very beautiful music 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 and his wife Dallas Johnson (singer/narrator) love performing special concerts and events and sharing his happy music with kids and families. In addition to singing and guitar, Siama plays traditional African instruments like Mbira (thumb piano), Lokole (tone drum) and Balafon (marimba) and he's a mean beatboxer. 

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

— Joe and Justin - The Okee Dokee Brothers

Siama & Dallas FOR KIDS & FAMILIES!

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Houston City Park (hosted by Houston Public Library), 210 W Spruce St, Houston, MN 55943

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. This program is especially designed for kids and families but it's enjoyed by everyone so don't miss it! (If it rains, you'll find us at the library.)

Siama's Congo Roots FULL BAND!

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Minnesota State Fair International Bazaar Stage, St. Paul, MN

Siama's energetic band with a traditional Congolese feel-good sound, Siama’s Congo Roots captivates audiences with music that is unique, joyful and irresistible. Experience the welcoming, celebratory nature of African music with spirited vocals, masterful guitar playing and infectious rhythms.

Siama's Congo Roots FULL BAND!

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Minnesota State Fair International Bazaar Stage, St. Paul, MN

Siama's energetic band with a traditional Congolese feel-good sound, Siama’s Congo Roots captivates audiences with music that is unique, joyful and irresistible. Experience the welcoming, celebratory nature of African music with spirited vocals, masterful guitar playing and infectious rhythms.