Leandro “Kufa” Castro

Leandro Castro, better known by his stage name “Kufa Castro,” is a Dominican artist based in the city of Pawtucket, RI. Canta Author, poet, and playwright, he has produced a discography of three musical albums in collaboration with his musical producer “Blind Genius” Emmanuel Batista: Gafa Oscura Vol. 1 (2010); Gafa Oscura Vol. 2 (2011); and Lo Bueno Y lo Malo (2014). He has translated and adapted for Trinity Rep and Rhode Island Latino Arts’ Teatro en El Verano project for the past three years, including Tanta Bulla… ¿Y Pa’ Qué? (2019), La Tempestad (2018); and Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors/¡Ahi no! La Comedia de las Equivocaciones (2018), directed by Tatyana Marie Carlo, for the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program. Kufa fuses his history and experience as an Afro Latino in the United States in his music and poetry. He is currently continuing to expand his creative faces in areas of performance and writing.