DeSanguashington, is a Colombian American band from Washington, D.C, that fusions traditional Colombian folk music with more modern/popular genres. DeSanguashington has emerged as one of the premier world music bands in the Washington, D.C. area, recognized and beloved by the Latino community and those who enjoy international music.
DeSanguashington (Day-San-gwa-sheen-ton), is a Colombian American band from Washington, D.C, that combines traditional Colombian folk music with rock pop and urban rhythms. DeSanguashington in considered one of the premier world music bands in the Washington, D.C. area, recognized and beloved by the Latino community and those who enjoy international music.Current members of DeSanguashington include Velu Ochoa in the voice, Danny Ramirez in the Accordeon, Richard Benjumea in the Guitar, Gunnar PY in the Bass, Hugo Moreno, Diego Castañeda, Hermanzo Moreno and Jaime Barreto in Percussion.
Since 2014, DeSanguashington has had an incredible growth journey. Starting as a small project back then, they went on to perform at some of the best venues and festivals of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia, including -The Howard Theatre, The DC International Colombian Festival,The Atlas Performing Arts Center, The John F. Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Columbia Festival of the Arts, The Lubber Run, Arlington, Artscape, Baltimore, The Smithsonian Zoological Park, DC, H Street Festival, DC and Adams Morgan -just to name a few.
DeSanguashington’s musical inspiration comes from their American-Colombian culture and experience of DC and the music each band member listens to. It’s a work of DeSanguashington’s life, and music experiences and it tells stories of love, friendship and happiness.