A special woman with crazy talent
Vinx de Jon Parrette, Artist, Professor Berklee College of Music
Ich liebe deine arabesken Verzierungen
Edo Zanki, Artist
You`re a constant source of inspiration
Maritri Garrett, Artist
Ausdrucksstarke Ausnahmestimme und international konkurrenzfähige Popsounds
Stereo+, Music Magazine
Dein Song Christmas Special Winner 2022
Gib mir Frieden ft. Rolando Villazón
UK Songwriting Contest Winner Pop Category 2021
You Don`t Deserve Me
Availabe – 1st of October: WE ARE – NFT/OpenSea
CassMae – composer, female lead vocals Jair-Rohm Parker Wells – co-composer, producer Gray Bashew – male background vocals Chuck Anthony – guitar Sabina Bano – original artwork Heather Kim Rodriguez – NFT artworklisten/buy
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Having been born blind Cassandra used her feet for orientation. When she started “drumming” them too hard on the ground, she switched to playing the African drum. At the age of three, she became deeply fascinated by Chopin, so she started improvising on the piano, playing her first melodies and eventually sang her own songs. She loved to feel the audience and share her inner feelings. When she experienced bullying, she wrote her intimate song “Bullies” to cope with her situation and instantly won the national songwriting contest of the Berliner Festspiele in 2015. This appreciation made her stronger.
Cassandra started to appear on radio and in several TV productions, worked with international artists. From 2016-2017, she successfully joined the TV show “Dein Song” for young composers with her song “Going home” featuring Sara Hartman in the finale. In 2017 she received a scholarship for the Summer Performance Program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she was among the 5-week-winners of the Songwriter´s showcase with her original “The way I am”.
Returning from the US she started working on the title song “The day I became strong” for the “Prix Jeunesse International 2018” a festival and competition for 500 children-/youth broadcasting companies. In 2018, 16-year old Cassandra returned to drumming, started learning “Tabla” and experimenting with new, more oriental sounds and languages. Ever since she´s also been invited to play at Indian concerts, in yoga retreats and has become part of the Tabla Ensemble of the Anubhab Academy of Cologne. In 2018 she formed a project band to enter the Young Talents band contest. As the winning band they opened the Eier mit Speck Festival in 2018. Simultaneously she was granted support by Create Music for producing a live uncut video for “Do you still know”, her first Hindi-Pop original. In November 2018 CassMae got contracted by Kick The Flame Publishing in Leipzig.
In 2019 she started working on and producing her debut album “Past Life” with GOLOW (Horst Wegener Band, Flo Mega, Samy Deluxe, Oonagh, Cupidon) who she met in Berlin when she was 13. CassMae performed at bigger events, such as the “Tag der Begegnung – Sommerblut Kulturfestival” in Cologne, along bands like Culcha Candela and artists like Leslie Clio, Jochen Distelmeyer, Tan Caglar. She regularly appeared on the Chalabre Serenade Festival in France by Vinx, her former Berklee professor and now mentor. As part of the Soul Kitchen she again shared stages with international artists such as Maritri Garrett, Taylor Moore, Heston Francis, Tom Bowman, Cleveland, Billy Kent, Ozara Ode, Stewart Sukuma and many more, playing her first own concerts in France. In 2019 Heston Francis and CassMae went on a little tour in Germany.
In 2021 CassMae released her EP “Number 14” and won the pop category of the UK Songwriting Contest 2021 (UKSC) and made it into the semifinals of the International Songwriting Contest (ISC).
She appeared on the 2021 New.Heimat.Sounds. compilation and was elected as „Beste Band im Westen“ for newcomers on public German radio WDR2 POP!
In 2022 she was casted for the Christmas Special of Dein Song (ZDF/Kika) and won the competition with her original “Gib mir Frieden” ft. Rolando Villazón. After her appearance she was asked to collaborate on a Pur+ song with Eric Mayer, Miezekatz and Martin Haas in 2023.
Due to her blindness CassMae wants to raise awareness for an inclusive society, i.e. she has sung twice at the Jahresempfang of Jürgen Dusel (Commissioner for the Disabled/German parliament), has joined RAMPD (Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities).
She can be found on YouTube & Facebook by her stage name “CassMae”, on Instagram and Tiktok by “cassmaeofficial” were she has won lots of appreciation and a large following for her fusion music and Indian songs/devotional songs.