Siama's Congo Roots - Feel-good Music from the Heart of Africa
Siama performs in a variety of configurations, from solo to small combo and even a big genre-spanning jazz band. If you know what you want, let us know! If you want help deciding, tell us about your event and we'll recommend the best option.
Siama & Dallas (for kids or families)
Siama's Instrument Petting Zoo (for kids)
(highly interactive, great for festivals and block parties)
Marimba Africa (click for more info)
This veteran five-piece veteran African ensemble specializes in infectious dance music like Soukous, Ghanian High Life, Haitian Zouk and Compas and Caribbean soca and reggae. (Fun, family-friendly dance music for festivals and events)
Siama's Congo Jazz
The video on the right features the group with genre-spanning special guests.
Siama's Afrobilly Trio
Featuring Siama and Dallas with Mikkel Beckmen on American Traditional instruments like washboard which adds a fun, old time American flavor to Siama's Congolese music. (a great fit for festivals and folk venues)
Siama and Dallas love teaching how to sing the Congolese way because it feels so good! Learn to breathe deeply from the diaphragm to produce a big, uninhibited vocal sound, try emulating Siama's unique yodeling style and sing in the call-and-response style of the Mbenga people from Eastern DR Congo.
Siama is a prolific composer with an effortless approach and Dallas has a lifetime of experience writing songs. Enlist them to help your group write a song together in order to mark a special occasion, to celebrate a milestone or to build a sense of community through collaborating on a song together.
“When I perform, I want people to feel they’re traveling to Africa with us so they can feel really happy and see how welcoming our culture is. Music is a gift to the world and it’s so wonderful to sing and celebrate together.”