Cassandra Kanda (known as CASS) is an independent artist/producer/engineer. Born in Zimbabwe, she has lived most of her life in New Zealand. She studied a Batchelor of Music (majoring in Composition, Sonic Arts and Production) at the New Zealand School of Music. After this, she studied for a year at the ARISE Ministry School in 2016. Which led her to becoming an independent artist in early 2017.
In 2017, she released her first studio album GENESIS, which earned the #1 R&B chart placing and #8 on the all albums charts in New Zealand. It also received critical acclaim plus other award nominations in the USA. Following this success, she did a world tour in Europe, Australia and in the USA throughout 2017 to mid 2018. At the end of 2018, she released her second studio album NOT FOR SALE, which earned the #1 R&B chart placing for her single with the same name and a #10 chart placing on all album charts in New Zealand. Between and after both album releases, she has released a myriad of singles. A few have reached Billboard chart placings in the USA. To name a few: “Control” feat. Aklesso and Parris Chariz, reached #20 on the Billboard Gospel Chart, “Way Up”; a single with Chris Howland and Sajan Nauriyal, reached #21 on the Billboard Hot AC / CHR chart.
Her music has over 50 million streams across all music platforms. Something she views as a miracle in motion and is humbled to see God open incredible doors and bless what He called her to do. She is passionate about sharing her story and inspiring others to step into what God has for them. Whether that’s through music, performing or speaking — she wants to reach those who don’t know God and to empower those who do know God.
For the last 4 years, she has produced, written and featured in multiple projects, working with Grammy Award winning producers and artists. Alongside her own music career, for the last 2-3 years; she has also written and produced music for (her local church) ARISE Church. She produced their latest releases alongside their live recorded album in 2019 and she will be working on their next album coming mid 2021. She’s currently working on her 3rd studio album coming early 2021.
Her full discography can be found HERE