Music, dance and poetry come together in 'De Inga y Mandinga'
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 brownpaperticket.com: $20 general, $15 students, $10 seniors and kids 10 and under.
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