Press release of Juliana Areias – Sunset @ Subi Concert Series – 6 February 2011


Classic and contemporary bossa and samba

From PAN International

Classic and contemporary bossa and samba

Roll up for a stunning afternoon of classic and contemporary bossa, samba, fusions, originals and improvisations in the latest sunset@subi concert featuring Juliana Areias Brazilian chanteuse.

Juliana teams up with some of Perth’s most versatile musicians including guitarist Glenn Rogers, bassist Adam Springhetti, percussionist Marcio Mendes and drummer Mike Boase, creating a new ‘Ginga’.

Ginga is a Brazilian word that describes the signature element, the malleable bilateral motion and spirit that Brazilians present in everyday life – always keeping in rhythm. Juliana Areias’ career, centred on traditional Brazilian music, includes a performance at the revered Montreux Jazz Festival.

The Ginga Brazil Concert repertoire embraces several shades of the Brazilian music spectrum and its resonance upon jazz and other international musical styles. Performing compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Pixinguinha, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Joao Bosco, Ivan Lins, Djavan, Joyce and Lenine; the concert also brings original tunes composed by Juliana with local and international music partners around the world.

While living in New Zealand, Juliana performed at the Auckland Festival and worked for the University of Auckland as a Brazilian music expert. Her official debut in Perth happened in 2009, a full house concert at Kulcha, performing with the local band Aquarela and afterwards creating the So Brazil Duo with the Brazilian guitarist/ bassist Jose Henrique Alves; performing at Live@Woodside and the Chilli Festival in 2009, and at the Sculptures by the Sea Exhibition in Cottesloe Beach in 2010.

Juliana said, “I am glad to be part of sunset@subi and having the opportunity of celebrating music, Subi, summer, nature, outdoor living and cultural diversity all at once. What a great idea! I am looking forward to it!”

Juliana Areias performs this Sunday 6 February at Lake Jualbup, Shenton Park, from 5pm to 7pm.

The sunset@subi series is a free community concert series that covers a mix of themes and genres suitable for all ages. The series runs every Sunday through to 27 February, excluding 19 and 26 December at various parks and gardens within the City of Subiaco. For more information visit or contact the city on 9237 9222.