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Siama: Congolese Music

Grand Marais Public Library
Event organized by Grand Marais Public Library

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Siama and Dallas present an hour-long, all-ages interactive presentation of word and music focusing on Congolese history and culture.

As a prolific composer and guitarist from DR Congo (later Uganda, Kenya, Dubai and Japan). Siama performed with many of the greats and was a sought-after studio musician, recording hundreds of popular songs during the golden era of soukous music in the 70s-80s. His signature sound and commitment to innovation helped to fuel the popularization of soukous (aka "the sound of happiness") which is ubiquitous on dance floors the world-over to this day.