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B.Jazz N Productions BENJI KAPLAN & RITA FIGUEIREDO (Brazil-US)

Hosted by the Consul of the London World Music Group
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Took place 1 week 2 days ago
Wed 05 Dec 19:00 - 22:00

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BRAZILIAN JAZZ NIGHTS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS - RITA FIGUEIREDO & BENJI KAPLAN

Partners in life and in music, they are also partners in songwriting, with Benji’s outstanding compositions blending perfectly with Rita’s compelling and visually expressive lyrics. Likewise, Benji’s virtuosiO guitar fuses seamlessly with Rita’s lovely and beguiling voice with an intimacy and unity of essence that is simply mesmerizing.

This show follows upon the release of their first album together, Benji & Rita on the U.S. label Big Apple Batucada.

“Benji Kaplan and Rita Figueiredo are two well-respected Brazilian jazz musicians, though their approach is quite different. Kaplan, a New York native, is an intimate songwriter who gently strums the guitar, sings poetic lyrics, and harmonizes gorgeously. Rita Figueiredo, who hails from São Paulo, Brazil, has similar traditional Brazilian music-meets-jazz influences, but with a much more theatrical approach. Her talent as a composer with her fierce singing style gives her music unbridled passion. Rita's intensity of spirit might seem to be an odd mix with Benji's understated complexity but it's quite a logical fit.

You really can't do better than these two when it comes to current players of this genr.” By Aaron Carnes - East Bay Express.

"A guitar player with impeccable technique and fluency. Meditações no Violão (guitar meditations) is a collection of poetic and refined compositions, played with a perfect balance of intellect and emotion." Jazztimes.

"Brasilis is the birth registry of an uncommon artist, a skillful composer and irreverent interpreter, Rita Figueiredo surprises the listener by her good taste in creating her first album." by Ed Félix - Embrulador.

"Chorando Sete Cores is a testament to Kaplan's skills as a composer, orchestrator, and musical visionary of exquisite taste, all wrapped up in the passion and style of Brazil." By Geaninne Reid - All About Jazz.

"Brasilis is the portentous debut of a talented artist who has everything to subvert the logic of contemporary women' Brazilian popular music." by Tiago Ferreira - Na Mira do Groove.

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RITA FIGUEIREDO ON VOCAL

BENJI ON GUITAR

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Rita's interview - Globo Internacional:

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A PRODUCTION OF BRAZILIAN JAZZ NIGHTS PRODUCTIONS

CURATOR - MARIO BAKUNA
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NB : This is a public event organized by Brazilian Jazz Nights Productions , hence open to all .

The group activity for InterNations members World Music Group is however restricted to Albatross members
A.Anthony Fernandes
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