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Official music video "The Wind" released: 3/16/18

Click here below to read full article on         Benji Kaplan's latest music video release.       Written by Marcelo Petti for Canal  Musical on 3/16/18

Official music video "Fuga de Alcatraz" released: 9/26/17

Click here below to read full article on         Benji Kaplan's latest music video release.         Written by Celso Masson in Brazil's famed     Isto É Magazine. - 9/26/17

This song deals with the transience of relationships. A poetic portrayal of a man escaping alcatraz, avoiding himself and the psychological imprisonment of love and the shame/challenge in facing truth, desire and incompatibility. 

(official music video) "A gente se manifesta"

Wonderful review of my cd "Uai Sô" and of other amazing new contemporary Brazilian music composers by my dear friend/songwriting partner/ composer/lyricist: Luiz Simas  

"Uai Sô", Benji's 3rd album receives

Honorable Mention in the latest edition of 

Best albums of Brazilian Music for the year 2016 by music journalist Ed Felix                                                                                1/15/2017                            

Watch teaser:
Official album release show - 9/25/16

New album Uai Sô, out 9/16/16!!!

Waves on the Fingertip: Benji Kaplan’s Sonic Serendipity and Passionate Connection to Brazil Create a Precise, Shimmering Landscape on Uai Sô

 

 

In a pivotal moment,  it all came together for young composer and Brazil-obsessed guitarist Benji Kaplan. He met the highly influential composer Guinga at a Brazilian music camp in California– an experience that connected his long-held passion for the language and music of Brazil with a newly discovered instinct to compose.

Live radio interview at Columbia University w Benji, talking about his latest album "Uai Sô" on WKCR's only Brazilian music radio show "Som do Brasil" hosted by Jassvan de Lima & Augusto Guiotto NYC  - 9/14/16

Exclusive interview: Guitarist Benji Kaplan talks about new album of Brazilian music 'Uai Sô'

9/16

Watch: Brasil Summerfest teaser          

Performing Brasil Summerfest w the band 9/5/16    

Paradigms interview - Benji Kaplan
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Benji Kaplan: Composer, Musician, Brazilian Music, Passionate Player:  Live Podcast interview with Baruch Zeichner - 7/24/16

 

 

The CD "Reveries em som" by Benji Kaplan featuring Anne Drummond, received honorable mention in " Melhores da Música Brasileira" (Best of Brazilian music 2015) by Ed Félix, Embrulhador Publication.