Sat. 23 Apr. 2022

2: 00 PM

De Inga y Mandinga

Community Dialogue & Performance

Special Project

“DE INGA Y MANDINGA: A Diaspora Tale from Latin America”
A collective creation under the artistic direction of Monica Rojas-Stewart

Community Dialogue & Performance
Saturday, April 23 | 2pm
LANGSTON | 104 17th Ave S, Seattle
Free Admission


Join the artists as well as board members and staff of Early Music Seattle for a community dialogue, performance, and film premiere.

This free event  will tell the story of the ongoing creation of  De Inga y Mandinga, highlighting the unique process of ongoing collaboration between a white-led arts organization and BIPOC artists. The afternoon will feature a panel discussion, live performances by cast members and youth, and the premiere of short documentary film that captures the spirit of the performance and the personal journeys of its creators.

De Inga y Mandinga (roughly “of Indigenous and African heritage”) is a multimedia, multidisciplinary and multigenerational bilingual (English-Spanish) theater production that celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity in Latin America through stories of colonialism, migration and cultural mixing. The 2022 De Inga y Mandinga version will be a new iteration of previous versions staged in 2012, 2013 and 2014, in which we will incorporate Sephardic and Ladino repertoire along with Afro-Latinx diasporic music. This performance is the story of migration and cultural survival of two women, one Jewish and one African, and their journey to Latin America. The core artists for this show include the De Cajón Project music group (Taryn Webber, Jabali Stewart, Eduardo Montero, Monica Rojas-Stewart), Milvia Pacheco, Lian Caspi, Reynaldo Ruiz, and guest artists Antonio Gomez and Gus Denhard along with a youth group that will include both participants from the earlier productions and a new young ensemble.  De Inga y Mandinga is a collective creation under the artistic direction of Monica Rojas-Stewart.

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Above: Zoom session with the youth


With sponsorship from:
Office of Arts and Culture
University of Washington Latin American and Caribbean Studies
University of Washington African Studies
La Sala: A Latinx Artists’ Network
Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle (MAS)
LANGSTON Cultivating Black Brilliance
Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
Washington State Jewish Historical Society
La Sala



In accordance with CDC recommendations and in keeping with safe practices across the performing arts sector, we will adhere to the current policies for live audiences.


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