BIRD ISLAND - Siama Matuzungidi and Dallas Johnson brought the rural Congolese soukous sound to Bird Island Wednesday to kick off Bird Island Days at the Bird Island Cultural Centre. The duo performed songs and stories for children using traditional African instruments like the mbira and the balafon.

The duo will be visiting multiple locations across the region through June 29. Scheduled performances include: June 13, 1 p.m., Litchfield Library; June 14, 1 p.m. Grove City Library; June 15, 10 a.m., Cosmos Library; June 15, 1 p.m. Willmar Library; June 26, 10:30 a.m. Benson Library; June 26, 2 p.m., Kerkhoven Library; June 26, 5:30 p.m., Appleton LIbrary; June 27, noon, Raymond Library; June 27, 3 p.m., Maynard Library; June 27, 6 p.m., Spicer Library; June 28, 10 a.m. Atwater Community Center; June 29, 10 a.m. Olivia Library.

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