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DeSanguashington Brings Women Together With “Yo Viajo Sola”

DeSanguashington is a Colombian-American band located in Washington D.C. that creates a fusion of traditional Colombian folk music with rock and pop. The band has just released the official music video for “Yo Viajo Sola,” “a song written for those women who love traveling alone and who wish to continue doing it without concerns for safety,” says vocalist Velu Ochoa. In English, the song would aptly be titled “I Travel Alone,” and the lyrics describe and inspire freedom as well as independence. “Yo Viajo Sola” is the third video from their debut EP Viajero, which released in March and is available now on all major platforms.

This freshman offering from these experienced performers was followed by a submission to Tiny Desk hosted by Bob Boilen of NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, as well as a tremendous performance at internationally acclaimed Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center. Since then, DeSanguashington has been featured on  community-based public broadcasting station,WETA Arts, serving the greater Washington D.C. area.

The band is continuing to develop and release additional music videos that contribute to the helping visualize the remaining songs from Viajero. All videos so far have been at least partially directed or edited by DeSangaushington, maintaining a consistent look, and an English translation of lyrics. sung in Spanish. You can find more about the band and their representation of the diverse and inclusive D.C. area music scene at

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Betty Who, headliner of Kinetic Presents Pride Month event

Zach Renovátes, Kinetic Presents: In the Name of Love For All

As a producer bringing some major events to Capital Pride this year, Zach Renovátes admits that he was keen to get Betty Who on the lineup. After having seen several of her live performances already, Renovátes knew the Australian would make a fine marquee addition to the “Kinetic Presents Candyland” event at Echostage June 10.

Fortunately, she was both available and interested.

“Something that I personally saw was that [Betty Who] is one of the most pro-LGBT singer-songwriters I’ve ever ever seen perform live,” Renovátes said, adding that the D.C. audiences at her concerts come largely from within the gay community. “So she absolutely knows that we as queer people make up a huge percentage of her fan base.”
The June 10 event is the main draw of a weekend of collaborations between Kinetic Presents and the Capital Pride Alliance in celebration of D.C. Pride 2023. Other big names who will play at various venues around the District include DJs Abel and Cindel, Dan Slater, as well as Jerac and Paulo Fragoso. It’ll be a pride-filled musical weekend indeed, with Echostage, Sax, Bunker and Bliss Nightclub hosting the pulsing sounds of revelry. And there’s also the big parade on June 10.

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