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Brasil Summerfest presents: Benji & Rita @ Drom in NYC 7/26

Brasil Summerfest presents: Benji & Rita @ Drom in NYC 7/26


Brasil Summerfest presents: Benji & Rita at DROM 

Fri, July 26th at 8:00pm
doors open 7:00pm 


Rita Figueiredo – Compositions, voice, guitar and percussion
Benji Kaplan – Compositions, arrangements, voice and guitar
Eduardo Belo – Bass
Graciliano Zambonin – Drums

Special guests: 

Iara Guedes (Perfomance artist)
Marcelo Fagge (Bronha compilation)

Backdrops with videos directed by: Thiago Dadalt, Iara Guedes, Javier Blanco and Rita Figueiredo

“A freewheeling, gorgeously orchestrated whirlwind through the many facets of Brazilian music.” By Jonathan Widran (Former L.A. Times, Jazziz, Billboard & All Music Guide Journalist)

“You really can’t do better than these two when it comes to current players of this genre.” By Aaron Carnes (East Bay Express)

“Fans of classic Brazilian styles will take an instant liking to this. It’s quite an impressive and wide-ranging debut, sporting roots in Brazil and branches in many other places.” By Tom Orr (World Music Central)

“Benji & Rita, a record that sparkles from end to end.” By Raul da Gama (World Music Report)

“…masterfully conceived and performed. This is a clever new insight into the magic of Brazil.” By Grady Harp (Amazon)

“…a wide ranging collection of strings, woodwinds and percussion take you on a roller coaster of Brazilian avant garde.” By George W. Harris (Jazz Weekly)

“…one of the most lively and magical sessions I’ve heard in 2019…Tunes like “Memorial Day” will hold you spellbound…Rita takes flight over the top with her sweet vocal stories… priceless. By Dick Metcalf (Contemporary Fusion Reviews)





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