City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Music, dance and poetry come together in 'De Inga y Mandinga'
11/22/2013  10:00:00 AM

Music, dance and poetry come together in 'De Inga y Mandinga'
Afro-Peruvian tribute

Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14, 7:30 pm at
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

Seattle WA, -- Featuring local and international artists, De Inga y Mandinga is a bilingual English-Spanish multidisciplinary performance that explores Peruvian mixed-ethnic and cultural heritage. Produced by De Cajón Project, a Seattle arts organization dedicated to teaching the cultural contributions of Peruvians of African descent, the show is a tribute to the rich ancestry of Peru. Inga is a Castilianisation of the word Inca, referencing Peruvian indigenous heritage, while mandinga, mandingo or mandinka refers to the enslaved West African peoples who were brought to the Americas. “El que no tiene de inga tiene de mandinga," translates to “those who do not have indigenous blood have African blood,” a popular Peruvian saying referencing the mixed heritage of many Peruvians. Performances are on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 pm at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Tickets are available via $20 general, $15 students, $10 seniors and kids 10 and under.

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Instittue | Preserving the legacy.
LHPAI celebrates, nurtures, presents, and preserves African American and Diaspora performing arts, cultural wealth and iconic legacies. Named for the prolific African American artist Langston Hughes, LHPAI represents the pluralism of local, national and global Black people, in the media platforms of film, dance, theatre and music.

Office of Arts & Culture | Making art work.
We envision a city driven by creativity that provides the opportunity for everyone to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences. We are supported by the 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council.

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