Kassandra Dasent
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Kassandra Dasent

Lansing, MI | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Lansing, MI | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Pop Rock


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"Trini Musician and Model Kassandra Dasent Debuts Her First Single"

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"Midis Financieres Sun Life"

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The Midis Financière Sun Life concert series: a musical event that’s not to be missed!

From June 18 until August 27, 2008, the Midis Financière Sun Life concert series will be back to entertain and delight Montreal's downtown workers, passersby and tourists visiting the city. Presented free of charge every Wednesday from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. in Dorchester Square, the concerts give everyone a chance to take a musical lunch break and enjoy talented artists, lively rhythms and musical styles that vary from week to week. In the event of rain, the show will be rescheduled to the following day.

Program schedule 2008
*In the event of rain, the show will be rescheduled to the following day.
Program subject to change without notice.

Date Group Style
June 18
June 25 Angel Forrest
Andrea Lindsay
French-language repertoire
July 2
July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30 Guy Bélanger
Moonlight Girls
Empire Isis
Roberto Lopez Project
Pastel Blues
Swing and jazz
Nu Afro Latin
Pop Rock
August 6
August 13
August 20
August 27
Kassandra Dasent
Jim Zeller
Harshmellow Gospel and blues
French folk music
Alternative pop


Angel Forrest
June 18, 2008

With Angel Forrest, the blues take centre stage
Known and admired for her warm, husky and powerful voice, for her captivating vocal style and for her charismatic stage presence, Montreal native Angel Forrest has had a passion for the blues for close to twenty years. Her first album, Secondhand Blues, was released in 1996 and featured her take on some of the great blues classics. Since then she has released three more albums: Angel Sings Janis Live, Étrange qui dérange, an original French album, and Here For You, her first original English recording and a delightful mixture of folk, blues and pop. Ms. Forrest has performed in many places around the globe, including Mexico, Japan and Morocco, in addition to the numerous appearances she has made in Quebec as part of the Martin Deschamps tour. Her latest album, Here For You, has sold more than 15,000 copies, and the singles from the album have topped the charts at English-language radio stations.

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Andrea Lindsay
June 25, 2008

The enchanting world of Andrea Lindsay
Born in Guelph, Ontario, Andrea LIndsay has been singing in French ever since a trip she made to France, when she fell completely under the spell of the country's language and culture. The singer, who now makes her home in Montreal, will delight the audience with her warm voice and sparkling tones as she revisits some classics of the French repertoire in a show that promises to be a real musical treat.

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Guy Bélanger
July 2, 2008

Guy Bélanger: virtuosity and passion
Harmonica player and composer Guy Bélanger has been part of the music scene for more than thirty years. He launched his career playing traditional blues and has been a member of a number of different bands, including Automne, Bob Walsh’s group, with whom he plays regularly, the Delta Blues Band, Blouin/Bélanger, and the Wang Dang Doodle blues band. Guy, who is currently working on his next album, was the recipient of the first Lys Blues award from the Montreal Blues Society in 2003, then in 2004 he won a Jutra award in the Best Film Score category with Claude Fradette for Gaz Bar Blues.

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Moonlight Girls
July 9, 2008

Three gals who really sparkle invite you to share the joie de vivre
The Moonlight Girls are Isabelle Gagné, Céline Bélair and Karine Pion, a vocal trio whom the press affectionately calls "The Montreal Triplets" and whose swing repertoire is the delight of a constantly growing legion of fans in love with their authenticity, their vocal virtuosity and the richness of their sound. They were an absolute sensation when they took part in the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2005. Since then the trio have performed all over Quebec, released their first album, and collaborated on the recording of Frédérick De Grandpré’s album. The Moonlight Girls always dazzle with their original approach to the French and American swing repertoire.

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Empire ISIS
July 16, 2008

A reggae star touches down in Montreal
Nominated in the "Most Promising Entertainer" category at the International Reggae & World Music Awards, Empire ISIS comes to Montreal for a show featuring reggae music inspired by a life-changing visit to Jamaica, where she truly discovered her calling as a reggae artist. Compelling and passion - www.sunlife.ca


Album - Road to Rebellion - Released April 26 2011

Single - Wanna Be (With You) - Released September 17 2010



“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.

Seeing Kassandra live is an experience in itself. Her strikingly alluring physical presence is matched only by her vocal prowess. She 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 artists. Kassandra is also a former commercial model and has appeared in several feature films.

In collaboration with producer Doug St-Louis, she completed 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.

Fierce. Unapologetic. Enlightened. ROAD TO REBELLION is a journey of self-discovery, a life-changing experience not for the faint of heart.
It all began in 2007 when Kassandra Dasent decided to focus on her writing, re-examine her life and open up to the world around her. The fledgling record quickly began to take shape, but the singer-songwriter was itching to break new ground, to find a stronger, truer musical connection, her real musical soul.

In early 2010, eager to evolve past her Gospel, Blues and R&B roots, she began working with producer Doug St-Louis who took a Pop/Rock approach to the tracks. He fused elements of Kassandra’'s classical training into the soaring harmonies but gave her music a new raw, urban edge.
This collaboration was the breath of fresh air that Kassandra had been craving and the end result is proof that she was right in searching for different musical horizons.

The album is emblematic of Kassandra Dasent’'s creative breakthrough. It is a celebration of the blissful feeling of accomplishment that comes from overcoming one’'s own perceived limits.

Kassandra Dasent’'s first offering is a highly personal record, speaking to her own history as well as her views on life in general. It is a testament to love and its beauty in tracks like "Life to Dreams" and “Will We Ever Meet Again”.

In "Alone" and "Worth the Waiting", it deplores the complexity and fragility of human relationships. While singing “Free Me”, the songwriter exorcises ghosts from her past, facing the turmoil and struggles she endured to emerge as the person she is today.
"I Am" is an ode to evolution and womanhood, the story of Kassandra’'s transformation from someone filled with self-loathing to a self-possessed and supremely confident being.

The album’ title track, "Road to Rebellion" is her personal anthem. It is both the story of how the album came to be and Kassandra Dasent’'s mantra, the way she chooses to live her life, letting passion and inspiration drive her.

ROAD TO REBELLION is an invitation to start off on a quest for independence, to blaze a new trail, to shed the convenient trappings of convention.
After all, convention was once someone else’'s revolution.