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Arts Touring at Arrowhead Libraries with Siama's Congo Roots

  • Arrowhead Library Region 5528 Emerald Avenue Mountain Iron, MN, 55768 United States (map)

COMPAS, the Arrowhead Library System and the Minnesota State Arts Board present a tour with Siama’s Congo Roots, beginning September 12th, 2019. These captivating and engaging hour-long performances are free and open to all ages and abilities. With 28 performances, there are plenty of opportunities for your community to experience the music and culture of the DR of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

All events are free and open to the public!

Brimming with catchy songs and engaging stories that bring renowned musician Siama (see-AH-maw) Matuzungidi’s rural Congolese culture to life, this charming show features Siama’s spirited singing, masterful acoustic guitar and captivating traditional African instruments like Mbira and Balafon. Dallas Johnson encourages everyone to sing happy songs in Kikongo, Lingala and English, kids play fun shakers and it all culminates with a dance party. Especially fun for kids but enjoyed by all ages.


Thursday, Sept 12, 6pm                       Moose Lake Public Library
Friday, Sept 13, 9:45am                       Mesabi East School (5th Grade / Aurora)
Friday, Sept 13, 1:15pm                        Mesabi East School (6th Grade / Aurora)
Friday, Sept 13, 4pm                            Biwabik Park Pavilion
Saturday, Sept 14, 10am                       Carlton Area Public Library
Saturday, Sept 14, 3:30pm                   Duluth Public Library

Monday, Sept 16, 10:30am                   Mount Royal Branch Library (Duluth)
Monday, Sept 16, 6pm                         Two Harbors Public Library
Tuesday, Sept 17, 10am                        Mountain Iron Public Library
Tuesday, Sept 17, 3:30pm                    Buhl Public Library 
Wednesday, Sept 18, 10am                  Virginia Public Library
Wednesday, Sept 18, 3:30pm               Calumet Public Library
Thursday, Sept 19, 1pm                       Greenway High School (Coleraine
Thursday, Sept 19, 6pm                       Grand Rapids Area Library
Friday, Sept 20, 1pm                            Hibbing Public Library
Friday, Sept 20, 6pm                           Cook Public Library
Saturday, Sept 21, 10:30am                  Hoyt Lakes Public Library |
Saturday, Sept 21, 1pm            Eveleth Public Library

Monday, Sept 23, 9am                        Lake of the Woods School (Baudette)
Monday, Sept 23, 6:30m                     International Falls Public Library
Tuesday, Sept 24, 1pm                         Babbitt Public Library
Tuesday, Sept 24, 6pm                        Silver Bay Public Library
Wednesday, Sept 25, 9:30am              Cook County School (Grand Marais)
Wednesday, Sept 25, 6pm                   Grand Marais Public Library
Thursday, Sept 26, 10:30am                Cloquet Public Library
Thursday, Sept 26, 6pm                      West Duluth Branch Library
Friday, Sept 27, 10:30am                      Gilbert Public Library
Friday, Sept 27, 3:30pm                       Ely Public Library


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through an Arts Touring grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.