Part 4 of Janson Jones’ True Diversity Dinner videos features Masingka Singers & Dancers, a Yup’ik dance troupe which performs widely throughout Alaska. If you click through to watch this video directly at the YouTube site, you’ll find a number of other videos featuring this terrific group. Near the end, see dinner organizers John and Heather Aronno and speaker Diane Benson join the dancers onstage.
Here are some of my own photos of Masignka. Lighting conditions were challenging, so some are a bit fuzzy, but I hope their spirit carries through.
Full slide show of my Masingka photos from my Flickr photostream. (It can also be viewed full-screen.)