The Duende Project (formerly Duende) is the poetry and music project of Tony Brown, veteran performance poet and writer, and Steven Lanning-Cafaro, virtuoso electric bass player and guitarist. Check it out at ReverbNation
Formed in 2006, they’ve released two CDs and chapbooks (“Jim’s Fall” and “americanized”) on their own Loyal Weasel label/press, and have performed in poetry and music venues up and down the East Coast.
Tony Brown’s two most recent books are “Flood,” (Pudding House 2009) and “About A Boy,” (Loyal Weasel Press, 2010). He has three pushcart nominations, and the official title of “Legend of Slam” at the 2006 PSA slam nationals. His work has been published it “100 Poets Against the War” (2003); “From Page To Stage” (2006); “Appleseeds” (2008); and “In Their Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself” (2005) — and in journals such as The November 3rd Club, Riverwalk Journal, Worcester Magazine, Worcester Review, Ballard Street Poetry, World Literature Today, Breath and Shadow, Home Planet News, and many others. He’s also a regular columnist on the poetic life for the poetry website, http://www.gotpoetry.com . Tony blogs at http://radioactiveart.wordpress.com . He is self-employed as a training consultant and writer, and is a lifelong resident of Southern New England, currently residing in Worcester.
Steven Lanning-Cafaro is an in-demand musician with many irons in the fire, including as an instructor, a guitar technician, a session player and solo artist, and recently as the bass player for popular New England funk-rock band, 5 Flavor Discount. Together as The Duende Project, they have created a sound that adds elements of funk, rock, jazz, flamenco, and folk music to poems on topics from aging and love to social justice and questions of identity in a multicultural world.
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