Siama’s Congo Roots: Music from the Heart of Africa

Siama’s Congo Roots: Feel-good music from the heart of Africa
Monday, June 10, 10:30 am
St. Charles Public Library

Musicians Siama Matuzungidi and Dallas Johnson will perform music from Matuzungidi’s home county of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In this interactive workshop, the duo will share information on a wide variety of traditional African instruments, including the guitar, drum, balafon, and mbira. They will also teach everyone to sing songs in Lingala and Kikongo, as well as in popular Congolese singing styles, such as repeating, call and response, layering, and yodeling.

This special event at the St. Charles Public Library is part of the weekly Coffee & Conversation program.  Looking for something to do on a Monday morning?  The library is offering free coffee and hot chocolate every Monday, 10:30am – 11:30am.  Drop by the library for a hot beverage and a chat with your fellow community members.

This program has been funded through a Community Collaboration grant from SELCO, made possible through the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.  The Community Collaboration Project is held in partnership with the St. Charles Police Department, the St. Charles Lions Club, and St. Charles Elementary School.  This program is free and open to the public.

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