Free open air event – Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music – Juliana Areias – 29 Dec 2019

City of Fremantle and Fremantle Arts Centre present Juliana Areias at the Sunday Music Series, free open air event at the front garden of The Fremantle Arts Centre’s historical stone building ( 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle) on Sunday 29 December


Press- release – Between Christmas and NYE – Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music presents Juliana Areias (Sunday 29 Dec)



SUNDAY 29 December 2019 – 2-4pm Free


Perth-based Brazilian singer Juliana Areias ends 2019 on a high note, with an open air free concert at The Fremantle Arts Center – Sunday Music on 29 December after being the finalist of Western Australian World Award Best World Music Act 2019 and her debut album ‘Bossa Nova Baby’ had charted at #70 on the US Jazz Top 100, following her win of ‘Best Brazilian Music Album’ at the US Focus Brazil Awards earlier this year.

Bossa Nova Baby’ was recorded and produced in Perth with the support of the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, and features some of Australia’s finest musicians, including seven-string guitarist Doug De Vries, bassist, arranger and producer Pete Jeavons, many jazz lecturers from WAAPA, and the late pianist and Perth jazz scene luminary Graham Wood.

At the Fremantle Arts Centre she will present her original songs from her award-winning album as well as exclusive and exuberant arrangements of bossa, samba, forro, maracatu, Canaval Samba-Reggae classics – showing the full spectrum of Brazilian Music with its multiple colours, vibrant rhythms and magical fusions. Always surrounded by fabulous musicians, her show at the Fremantle Arts Centre will featured the grooviest cats is town: saxophonist Paul Millard ( leader of Straight Ahead Big Band); WAAPA guitarist Joshua de Silva, born in Sri Lanka, Cuban bassist Arvis Mena (leader of The Cuba Son band), drummer Bronton Ainsworth (menber of Beleza Samba School / Adam Hall’s Band) and Brazilian percussionists Rafael Medeiros de Souza and Lee Coumbe (Mestre Ourico from Capoeira Cordao de Ouro Perth).

Originally from São Paulo, Juliana has lived in Perth since 2007. Growing up in Brazil, Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders by legendary Brazilian Music historian and journalist Ruy Castro, and it was he who nicknamed her ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, which she would go on to use as her album title.

No stranger to international acclaim, Juliana Areias has performed around the world at iconic venues, jazz clubs and festivals such as the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the Beco des Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro, but she still calls Perth home.

Before she goes touring the globe again, you can catch her at the Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music on December 29. She confesses – “It has been a long time dream to perform at the Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music Series, one of my favourite places in WA! I am looking forward to taking the audience in a magic journey to the sounds of the country of Bossa Nova, Samba and Carnaval – and at the same time celebrating life and the the joy of producing the amazing music fusion we create here in Western Australia!”

Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided. Event Link: