New Video Out!
Benji & Rita article in Downbeat Magazine!
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"
practitioner of trained-memory methods and author of "How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces" In this interview Brent and I discuss my process of learning, memorizing and communicating with music as both a singer and guitarist. 2/1/17
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
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'
Watch: Brasil Summerfest teaser
Performing Brasil Summerfest w the band 9/5/16
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.