SEEKINGLead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.
“How can I remain complacent when creating music? My music should reflect the evolution of my being alive.” -- Kassandra Dasent
To Kassandra Dasent, music is life, and vice-versa. Born in San Juan, Trinidad, with Chutney, Soca and Calypso in her blood, the singer-songwriter grew up in Montreal, Canada, a multicultural melting pot of rhythms and rhymes.
Kassandra was barely six years old when her mother discovered that she could harmonize flawlessly with religious Hindi records. The young girl’s thirst for music only grew with time. By age seven, she began classical training as a clarinettist, and she went on to graduate from high school with honours in music. Her teenage years were also characterized by her involvement in church choirs, her introduction to soulful Gospel and Blues.
Enamoured of sounds from many genres and eras Kassandra relies upon her remarkable musical abilities and her unique perspective on life to write potent lyrics about love, life, pain and healing. When putting words to music, she uses her incredible range of influences to create melodies built upon the best elements of modern music.
Kassandra has performed in festivals from Mali to Montreux, as well as in galas, television shows and concerts.
She has sung with the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Lorraine Klaasen and André-Marie Tala. She has also co-written and collaborated on numerous tracks for other indie artists. A former commercial model, Kassandra has also appeared in several feature films, including the biopic I’m Not There.
In collaboration with producer Doug St-Louis, she completed and released in 2011 ROAD TO REBELLION, her debut album, which successfully combines Kassandra’s penchant for vocal substance and her drive to find unconventional beats that shape and shift people’s expectations of music.
After taking an extended break from music, Kassandra is working on new material to release and planning for upcoming performances.
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- Member since:
- Jan 27 2018
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
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- Vocalist - Alto:
I am looking for an acoustic guitarist to accompany me as I am currently working to book acoustic style performances.
If you are interested in working with me, please visit www.kassandradasent.com and send me a message via the Contact page. I look forward to hearing from you and perhaps we can make some good music together!