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Hopkins Arts Center Minnesota - Siama s Congo Roots 16 March 2023 ( news )
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Siama ' s Congo Roots
Thursday , April 6 , 2023 at 7 PM
Feel - good sounds from the Heart of Africa
Back in Africa , Siama Matuzungidi became a legend of Soukous music , recording his intricate guitar on hundreds of songs and touring the world with popular artists like Sam Mangwana and Tshala Muana . Currently based in Minneapolis , Siama has become known for his captivating guitar style , catchy songs , spirited singing and traditional African instruments like balafon and thumb piano . He always peppers his shows with upbeat Soukous but he especially loves exploring the Congolese Rumba and traditional music of his homeland . Siama is usually found teaching in schools these days ( for Classical MPR ' s "Class Notes" and MacPhail ) so public appearances are rare .
For this special "After Dark" concert , Siama has enlisted an incredible jazz band to bring new life to his songs and whenever he performs , he conjures the magic of when he and his family would tell stories and sing together under a canopy of twinkling stars .
"When we listen to Siama ' s music we hear Home , Mama Africa . This is very beautiful music everyone can enjoy . " - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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General Admission Seating . Advance Tickets: $12
( at the door: $15 )
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