Siama | Full Episode | The Lowertown Line

Congolese-born guitarist Siama Matuzungidi performs for a live audience, and talks about growing up in a seminary, the popular musical genre known as Soukous, and his life in music.

Air Date 4/11/17

 
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Recorded in TPT‘s studios with a live audience, The Lowertown Line pairs concert-style musical performance with insightful conversation with the artists. These dynamic performance specials are made possible by the State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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