JULIANA AREIAS – OCEANO CONCERT – SAT 12 NOV 2022 – 7PM at the Ellington Jazz Club – Book now

After being officially acknowledged as a “Global Distinguished Talent” by Australia, Perth’s own award winning Brazilian singer-songwriter – Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, invites you on a magic musical voyage.

Hoist the colours high and set your imagination free! The Oceano concert will feature songs about the seven seas, iconic beaches, mythic creatures, lost treasures and tales of Neptune, Poseidon, Yemanja, sirens, mermaids, pirates, fish-men, African slave ships and Atlantis’s mysteries.

Dive into Brazil’s most evocative rhythms  – bossa, samba, baiao, afoxe, maracatu, and samba-jazz fusions – featuring fresh arrangement of classics such as “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Beyond the Sea” (“La Mer”) as well as alluring songs by iconic Brazilian artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Alceu Valença, Tim Maia, Maria Gadu, Marina, Lenine, Lulu Santos, Marisa Montes, Ceu, Chico Buarque and Edu Lobo.

The concert will also reference Christiane Anu’s iconic rendition of Warumpi Band’s Australian song “My Island Home” and UK artists who influenced Juliana Areias when she lived in Europe during the 90’s – David Byrne’s record with Caetano Veloso “Dreamworld – Red Hot” (1998) and Smoke City’s record “Underwater Love” (1997) – as well as Madonna’s 1989 hit “Cherish” which includes a line from 1966 “Cherish” by California band “The Association”.

Aboard with Juliana for this musical adventure are her captains of groove, showcasing the amazing young talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth: Joshua de Silva (guitar), Paul Millard (sax/flute), Bronton Ainsworth (drums) and Rafael Medeiros de Souza (percussion).

Juliana Areias has performed on major stages internationally including the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro. Dubbed the “Bossa Nova Baby” by iconic Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro, her original album “Bossa Nova Baby” won “Best Brazilian Album” at the US Focus Brazil Awards in 2019 and spent five weeks in the US Top 100 Jazz Charts. Juliana has also been nominated five times for Western Australian Music Awards including Best World Music Act and Best Song.

Now it is your turn to feel spellbound by the Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.

–“The idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music.”, Daily Record – USA

–“Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery. The toast of the Perth Jazz Scene. The release of Bossa Nova Baby has elevated her above a mere covers singer or bossa specialist. The singer excels in an elegant co-composed duet (Belas Artes) with Australia’s finest Brazilian-oriented 7-string guitarist, Doug de Vries” – The Australian

–“We celebrate the changing face of Australian music with Brazilian-born, Perth based singer Juliana’s excellent, Bossa Nova-centred album.” – ABC Radio National

–“It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal.” – O GLOBO – Brazil

–”A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords – Belgium

More information: www.julianaareias.com



Last weekend, Juliana Areias had a beautiful day performing with Ziriguidum Band at The Darlington Arts Festival as their special guest! “Thank you groovy & talented women! We performed together a song called “E d’Oxum” (by Geronimo) – dedicated to Oxum, the Brazilian Afro Goddess of the fresh water – with its ability to flow and to be flexible. From Oxum to Yemanja – the Goddess of the Salt waters – you are invited to Juliana Areias – Oceano Concert on Sat 12 Nov -7pm at The Ellington Jazz Club. Tickets at www.julianaareias.com

POLITICS AND BOSSA NOVA – AIIA Event – Monday 7 Nov 2022

Last night, We had a wonderful event dedicated to Brazil’s Democracy future. Thank you AIIA WA and super Political Scientist Flavia Bellieni Zimmermann for the fantastic evening, and for the pleasure to be part of it.

On 30 Oct 2022, I voted against Bolsonaro and so did the majority of the Brazilians voters. Our votes must be respected, this is democracy. Coping Trump style, Bolsonaro and his fanatic supporters are shamefully not accepting the democratic results. There is no acceptable excuse for it.

Since I was a child, the songs that come to my mind every day reviews my feelings and state of spirit. Since the official results of the the 2022 Brazilian Presidential election was announced, where Brazilian democratic candidate Lula won, defeating Brazilian autocratic Bolsonaro, this is the song that has been in my mind. It was a joy to perform it for the first time last night Monday 7 Nov 2022. See the song’s translation below

Pra Começar ( Marina Lima & Antônio Cícero)

(Let’s face it) To begin with,

Who will repair the broken shard pieces of the Old World? ( No one will)

Patriarchies, Families, religions and prejudices

When they break, no way to fix them.

Now it is time to discover who you truly love, for the world can be yours

If everything has fallen, let it fall, let in dawn on, for the world can be yours.