A new CD for families

Looking to spice things up in the music department with your kids?

Go global with Siama Matuzungidi, an acclaimed Minneapolis-based musician originally from Democratic Republic of the Congo, along with his musical and life partner Dallas M. Johnson.

On March 23, the couple — “Papa Siama” and “Auntie Dallas” (above) — will release of The Land of Yangalele, featuring gentle, happy rumba songs with traditional African instruments and harmonies in English, Swahili, Lingala and Kikongo.

This spring, you can even check out their world music in person with a series of public family concerts all around the state, including a performance April 12 at Midtown Global Market and an April 15 CD release party at The Hook and Ladder, both in Minneapolis.

Find a full concert list at siamamusic.com.