Sasha Bondarev

Any time we hear good music, it makes an influence on us, especially if you are a kid and a young musician. We live with music every day of our life, we absorb it, and as a result, it becomes a part of who we are. Now, by having my own children and by trying to raise them surrounded by Russian culture, it have gotten me back to the music that I was raised on. And I thought, it would be interesting to write something that represents my Russian background but still is understandable and interesting for American kids. And that is how "Sand Castle" was born. I'm very grateful to my friend Rusty who wrote original Russian lyrics and who later helped me to translate them in English. Big thanks to local DC musicians for helping me recording this album.

For lyrics and info on musicians please visit 

"Snad Castle" website.