Band on the Rhine: Israeli classical-turned-rock musician brings Netanya's groove to Germany
After studying with the first double bassist of the Berlin Philharmonic,Israeli-born Micha Kaplan has returned to rock with a new band and a new eclectic album.
Just one note goes from Netanya to Berlin, and it’s the loud and dirty sound of an open string played on the bass. “Just let me play an open string all day. It gets me high,” says Micha Kaplan, an Israeli musician who lives in Berlin and runs, among a slew of other projects, the band Netanya, which is named after the city near Moshav Avihayil, where he grew up.