Siama's Congo Music
Feel-good sounds from the Heart of Africa

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).

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

Watch this charming profile of Siama's life & music:

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

— Joe and Justin - The Okee Dokee Brothers

Papa Siama & Auntie Dallas play the JUST KIDDING series

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Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway Ave, New York, NY

We're so excited to perform for kids in families at this gorgeous venue!...our first "Papa Siama" show in NYC as part of Symphony Space "Just Kidding" series. Siama will play guitar & mbira and we'll encourage everyone to sing along to fun, catchy songs in Kikongo and Lingala. The music and stories of Siama's childhood will make you feel like you've traveled to Siama's homeland in rural western Congo.

Mar29

Private Guitar Lesson

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Apr5

Private Guitar Lesson

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Apr12

Private Guitar Lesson

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Apr13

TBD Fundraiser DETAILS COMING

Apr19

Private Guitar Lesson

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Apr26

Private Guitar Lesson

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Brunch w/ Siama's Afrobilly

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

May3

Private Guitar Lesson

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May10

Private Guitar Lesson

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May17

Private Guitar Lesson

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