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

Previous events

Mar15

Private Guitar Lesson

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Mar14

Siama Solo HH Airport

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Class Notes Teaching Elementary School Classes

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Thanks to Classical MN Public Radio's Class Notes Artists program for this opportunity to teach elementary students Siama's happy Congolese music. We love it!

ClassNotes teaching elementary school

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Thanks to Classical MN Public Radio's Class Notes Artists program for this opportunity to teach elementary students Siama's happy Congolese music. We love it!

Mar8

Private Guitar Lesson

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Mar6

PRIVATE EVENT

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Mar1

Private Guitar Lesson

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Feb22

Private Guitar Lesson

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Feb21

PRIVATE (recording an interview)

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Feb15

Private Guitar Lesson

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Siama Solo

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Terminal 2 Airport, MN

4x every month Siama performs solo at Minneapolis airports (MSP/Terminal 1 Mondays 8-11am and one Wed noon-3pm every month at Hubert Humphrey/Terminal 2).