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BIOGRAPHY

In 1992 kassiano moved to Mexico, learnt spanish, and would later land a successful four year three album deal with Emi –Music Records.


His album, including ten original songs and four covers, produced by midi ortega (grupo moeña)  was released in 1996 and his song “ay cosita linda” became a hit, not only in Mexico but also in Chile and Colombia.


Kassiano would later perform in international events like the Miss Mexico World Beauty Pageant, Siempre  en Domingo  , the Octoberfest, the Acapulco 96 and 97 festivals, the Merida Carnival, Coca Cola Tour,Veracruz Carnaval, Hard Rock

live, and the annual Teleton a benefit concert for disabled children

He has been featured in the same concerts as  Paul Anka and Julio Iglesias , and has been seen through televisas international broadcasting network in over 150 countries worldwide


With a   ever  growing  concern for  the energy  imbalance  on the  planet , Kassiano   transmits a  message  of  peace  and  well  being through  his  music and  the  creation of  abundance on all  levels  of  consciousness that  has  brought  him to  create his  ecological  development   Real  de Talpa ( www.realdetalpa.com ).


After ten years since  his  last  album,  he  is  back  and  stronger than ever , sharing the  same  stage  with  artists  like  Juan Gabriel  and  Los  Pericos  from   Argentina .  He recently recorded under  the  watchful  eye  of  Carlos  Santana ( (Banda  Recodo )  producing    a  delightful  blend of banda with a  Jamaican twist  . Not  forgetting his  roots,  he  went   back  to Jamaica this  year to produce  his  english album  “  Journeys “  under  the  direction of  Dean Frazer,   sax  player  for  Bob Marley ,  with original  songs  from Mikey  Bennett , renowned  song  writer  of Cindy Laupers  hit , “Girls  just  wanna  have  fun “  .


His new  song  CUANDO  CUANDO”   is  very  popular   on the  radio stations  and Kassiano is  now  preparing his promotional    tour  which  will start in Mexico and  move  to   Central America , the  US  and  Europe


Kassiano


Born Roger Kassiano Smith in Hanover Jamaica, kassiano a taurean started singing and performing at the age of six.


Three years later , he won his first gold medal in the national performing arts festival. This was the genesis of a prolific career as a recording artist, writer and musician, as in the years to follow, he performed at various theatres across the island and received several gold, silver and bronze medals due to his successful participation in the national festival awards and later two films , “going to extremes”, with CHRISTOPHER WALKEN and “scam” with MAXI PRIEST.


During this time kassiano studied painting at Cornwall College, Jazz piano  and  voice and later went on to the University of the West Indies where he graduated with a honours degree in management

While at the university kassiano continued to make waves on the entertainment scene and opened for artists like Grammy  winning Shabba Ranks and Gregory Isaacs. His performances , punctuated with spontaneIty and a stage presence that commanded the full attention of his audiences, won him the “best new  artist award” for 1990.

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