Art & Identity: Simona

Written by: Wendy Buendia Art is complicated, beautiful, and emotional. It is why it has persisted for thousands of years as a way not only to preserve important events but communicate the significance of different cultures and cultural identities. The vibrant colors of a mural to the plucking of a guitar allow us to gainContinue reading “Art & Identity: Simona”

Simona Smirnova

Meet Simona My name is Simona Smirnova. I am a full time musician, composer and educator based in New York City, originally from Lithuania. I came to the United States in 2012 to study composition and voice at Berklee College of Music, in Boston MA. I graduated with a Contemporary Writing and Production degree inContinue reading “Simona Smirnova”


DeSanguashington, is a Colombian American band from Washington, D.C, that fusions traditional Colombian folk music with anglo 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. Website