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

Previous events

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Grand Rapids Public Library, 140 NE 2nd St, Grand Rapids, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your local library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Greenway High School, 308 Roosevelt St, Coleraine, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your local high school so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Calumet Public Library, 932 Gary St, Calumet, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. It's a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

Wee Wednesdays

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Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St , Minneapolis, MN 55407

NOTE: In Sept our Wee Wednesdays show will be on Sept 4th (NOT Sept 18). Your young ones will have a blast singing and dancing with Siama and Dallas in the vibrant and welcoming environs of this international market. Note: Siama & Dallas almost always do Wee Wednesdays as shown on this calendar but there are sometimes exceptions. Here's the full market calendar https://midtownglobalmarket.org/events.

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Virginia Public Library, 215 S 5th Ave, Virginia, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Buhl Public Library, 215 Broadway Ave N, Buhl, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Mountain Iron Public Library, 5742 Mountain Ave, Mountain Iron, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Two Harbors Public Library, 320 Waterfront Dr, Two Harbors, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

Mount Royal Library, 105 Mount Royal Shopping Center, Duluth, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Duluth Public Library, 520 W Superior St, Duluth, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Carlton Public Library, 310 Chestnut Ave, Carlton, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in happy African music in your library so don't miss it! (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)

Siama's Congo Music

Biwabik Park Pavilion, 100 5th Ave. S, Biwabik, MN 55708

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are excited to bring their fun Congolese music to libraries and schools throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life.

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Mesabi East School, 601 N 1st St West, Aurora, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are excited to bring their fun Congolese music to libraries and schools throughout the Arrowhead Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life.

4Kids Siama's Congo Music

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Moose Lake Public Library, 313 Elm Avenue, Moose Lake, MN

Thanks to a MN State Arts Board grant and COMPAS, Siama and Dallas are excited to tour libraries throughout the Arrowhead region! They'll encourage kids and families to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama's rural Bas Congo childhood to life. (This program is Free Admission and it's designed especially for kids but loved by audiences of all ages.)