Perth Summer wrap up and what’s on for March

Juliana Areias at Perth Festival – 28 Feb 2021 – Wild Things – Perth Zoo Stage concert for Kids

What a wonderful 3 months full of performances we had in Perth this summer, culminating with this concert at the Perth Festival last Sunday 28 Feb 2021. We feel surreal, lucky and grateful all at the same time…

We haven’t had time to process each moment yet… more photos and videos to come… But I just want to say thank you for each one of you for joining us musicians, public, dancers, producers, venues, journalists, sponsors, friends and family. It only makes sense with you.

And March brings more! Sunset Songs at North Cottesloe was extended for all Fridays of March! Summer Samba Sunday Session at the Ellington Jazz Club on Sunday 14 March is on! And Harmony Week surprises coming soon! Stay tuned! Book your tickets in advanced.

www.julianaareias.com

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A wild weekend with Juliana Areias at Perth Festival, Cottesloe and Scarborough

This weekeed, fans in Perth will have three opportunities to enjoy Juliana Areias Live:

  • Friday 26th February 6-8pm Juliana Areias Trio – Sunset Songs at North Cottesloe.

For the delight of local residents and visitors who say that “Sunset Songs” is the best thing that ever happen in North Cottesloe”, The Town of Cottesloe has just approved the extension of the Sunset Songs until the end of March, every Friday. The project created by Juliana Areias aimed to recreated the bossa nova atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro’s iconinc beaches – Copacabana & Ipanema at her favorite beach in Perth, where she lives. This extension means that during March 2021 people will be able to enjoy Sculpture by the Sea and Sunset Songs at the same time!

  • Saturday 27th February 5.30pm-8pm – Juliana Areias Band at Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre Sandpit Dancing.

This is the third and last performance of this free concert series proudly sponsored by the City of Stilrling, always celebrating diversity and culture. Juliana Areias presents at the Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre all colours of Brazilian Music, from Bossa and samba classics to rhythms such as baiao (forro), maracatu, afoxe and a fine selection of Afro Bahia Carnival songs.

  • Sunday 28th February -3.30 -4pm – Juliana Areias at Perth Festival – Wild Things Program at the Zoo.

This is a whole day of music for kids and “all wild creatures” at the Zoo, featuring Juliana Areias as well as the very best local musicians and bands in Perth:

MAIN LAWN STAGE SCHEDULE
Session 1
– Morning

9:00am – 9:30am DJs Girlname & Yikes
9:30pm – 10:00am Zagoria Quartet

10:00am – 10:30am DJs Girlname & Yikes

10:30am – 11:00am De Cuba Son
11:00am – 11:15am Zoo Keeper Animal Call Competition
11:00am – 11:30am DJs Girlname & Yikes (during competition)
11:30am – 12:00pm Soukouss Internationale



Session 2
– Afternoon

2:00pm – 2:30pm DJ Daniel Dalton
2:30pm – 3:00pm Natasha Eldridge

3:00pm – 3:30m DJ Daniel Dalton

3:30am – 4:00pm Juliana Areias
4:00pm – 4:15pm Zoo Keeper Animal Call Competition
4:00pm – 4:30pm DJs Daniel Dalton (during competition)
4:30pm – 5:00pm Grace Barbe’s Afro Kreol

SUMMER SAMBA SUNDAY SESSION II – feat. Special guest Dani de Silva

 

Juliana Areias invites you to celebrate summer vibes Brazilian-style, and experience the magical cultural diversity that gives Brazilian Music its constant abundance of creativity and excitement.

Roll-up for an entrancing night of rhythms and sunny songs from the country of bossa nova, samba and carnaval with Perth’s own Brazilian singer-songwriter and USA Music Award winner – Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”.

This vibrant concert series will embrace Brazil’s most evocative rhythms and fusions – bossa, samba, baiao, choro, maracatu, Afro-samba, samba-jazz, samba-funk, samba-rock and samba-reggae featuring some of the finest Brazilian songs of all times.

From fresh arrangements of bossa classics such as The Girl from Ipanema, One note Samba, So Nice (Summer Samba) and Mas que nada to some of the most iconic songs of Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), as well as a few tunes from Juliana Areias’s award-winning album Bossa Nova Baby – the Summer Samba Sunday Sesh Series will make your heart beat stronger and your imagination fly high.

Get ready for this musical odyssey blending traditional and contemporary Brazilian composers and interpreters such as: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Benjor, Sergio Mendes, Joao Gilberto, Elis Regina, Carmen Miranda , Ary Barroso, Joao Bosco, Djavan, Chico Buarque, Rita Lee, Gal Costa, Gonzaquinha, Noel Rosa, Cartola, Pixinguinha, Toquinho, Paulinho da Viola, Luiz Melodia, Emilio Santiago, Zeca Pagodinho, Arlindo Cruz, Dom Bras, Assis Valente, Eduardo Godin, Dorival Caymmi, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso,Tim Maia, Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, Beto Guedes, Joyce, Maria Rita, Marisa Montes, Martinalia, Ana Carolina, Leny Andrade, Rosa Passos, Roberto Menescal, Joao Donato, Carlos Lyra, Marcos Valle, Baden Powell, Maria Gadu, Ceu, Marina, Cazuza, Lenine, Carlinhos Brown and Lulu Santos.

For these exceptionally colourful concerts, Juliana Areias has assembled a line-up of sensational musicians – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth. Juliana Areias is honoured to share the stage with Joshua de Silva (seven string guitars /vocals), Paul Millard (sax/flute), Bronton Ainsworth (drums) and Rafael Medeiros de Souza (percussion).

The Juliana Areias – Summer Samba Sunday Sesh Series will happen on a Sunday in every month from January to April 2021, each time also featuring a unique Perth young talent as a special guest performing with Juliana in a particular nuance of the Brazilian Musical Spectrum.

In February, featuring special guest singer-songwriter Dani de Silva, WAAPA graduated young talented sister of Joshua de Silva.

Juliana Areias has performed on major stages around the world 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 at : www.julianaareias.com

Australia Day – 2021

Should Australia Day on the 26th of January be changed to a new date which has a positive meaning for Aboriginal people and properly acknowledges and respects them as the First Nations of this land?  Absolutely Yes, we must talk about and embrace this positive change.

We spent last night in a special group of family and friends to reflect on this question, as an “act” of love and appreciation – expressing our thoughts and listening to our kid’s ideas. 

In the meantime, while the celebration date has yet to change, we take the 26th of January as an opportunity to reflect on Australian Identity – to understand its paradoxes and understand how it has been built from the nation’s history – in all its beauty and ugliness. Today we ask ourselves how we too can evolve from this, how we can make our positive contributions to Australia and keep learning about this wonderful place we all love to call home.  

The 26th of January is the date that Capitan Arthur Phillip arrived in 1788 to “claim” a continent that was already inhabited by Aboriginal people. Of course, from an Aboriginal perspective this date feels like not so much a “Foundation Day” but rather an “Invasion Day”. Nowadays, it is also a happy day for many immigrants when they are officially accepted as new Australian Citizens. As a nation of many people, we understandably have mixing feelings about the current date.

Our identities are expressed via our everyday lives – in our choices, interactions, friendships, the symbols we adopt and our feelings of belonging, or otherwise… The Arts have a critical role to help us to understand who we are – both by exploring our own feelings and helping us to understand the perspectives of others. 

So, on this 26th day of January – yet another Australia Day, here are some suggestions of amazing Australian films and books which have helped me to understand and feel more connected to Australia. In these works I have found some of the multiple Australian histories that, along with all our individual stories, act to shape our shared Australian Identity. Truly worthy watching and reading: The films “Australian Dream”, and “Ladies in Black”, and the books: “The True Story of The Kelly Gang”, “My Place”, and the play “Men Without Wives”. The last two being written by Western Australian female writers. Thank you Meu Amor Geoffrey Drake-Brockman for presenting these books to me. Details of these fine works are….

“Australian Dream”, 2019 documentary film by Stan Grant and Daniel Gordon about Adam Goodes.
“Ladies in Black”, 2018 drama film directed by Bruce Beresford. starring Angourie Rice.
“The True Story of The Kelly Gang” 2000 novel by Peter Carey, about the life of Ned Kelly.
“My Place” 1987 autobiography by Sally Morgan.
“Men Without Wives” 1938 play by Henrietta Drake-Brockman.

Thanks also to my beloved son Jobim for your insightful comment last night: Australian movies must showcase not only how Aboriginal people were mistreat in the past, but highlight that the problem persists in the present.  

As a new immigrant I feel excited and privileged to be living in this time of positive transformation! On 1st of January 2021, The Australian National Anthem “Advance Australia Fair” had its official lyrics changed from “for we are young and free” to “for we are one and free” a powerful symbolic change of a single word to acknowledge that Aboriginal people have cared for and occupied this land for over 65.000 years. Always was, always will be, their land. We can only become “one” when we embrace Aboriginal culture and history.  In the words of another famous song: “We are one but we are many” (from “I Am Australian” 1987 by Bruce Woodley and Dobe Newton).

Happy Australian Identity!

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This weekend Juliana Areias on the sands of Cottesloe Beach & Scarborough Beach

Choose your favorite beach and come frolic to enjoy Juliana Areias free concerts at North Cottesloe ( Every Friday 6-8pm until 26th Febraury) and at Scarborough Beach Amplitheatre Sandpit Dancing this Saturday 16 January 2021 ( proudly sponsored by the City of Stirling).

At North Cottesloe, Juliana Areias presents an intimate perfomance of Sunset Songs featuring bossa nova (Brazilian Jazz), samba, baiao and MPB classics, accompagned by 7 string guitarist Joshua de Silva and parcussionist Rafael Medeiros de Souza.

At Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre, Juliana Areias performed with a full 6 piece band a reportoire of up-beating songs to make you dance forro, samba de gafieira and feel like you are at Porto Seguro – Bahia, with free Brazilian dance and capoeira classes happening by the sea.

Enjoy Perth summer in Brazilian style in this beautiful place we live in!

Juliana Areias – Sunset Songs at North Cottesloe – every Friday 6-8pm until 26 February 2021. Dresses by Melko – Totem Australia (Discount code VIP10 at http://www.melko.com.au )

Juliana Areias at Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre Sandpit Dancing – proudly sponsored by The City of Stirling.

“Our tribute to Yemanja – The Queen of the Sea, Bahia and Afro Brazilian Culture on the sands of Scarborough Beach Sandpit Dancing! See you there this Saturday 16 Jan – Juliana Areias Band at Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre + dance classes and capoeira from 4pm. Free Event

Summer Samba Sunday Session – 10 Jan 2021

Hello Perth! The week has arrived! Check out what we got for you this Sunday! Only few tickets left for our Summer Samba Sunday Session concert! Book now! www.julianaareias.com

Juliana Areias invites you to celebrate summer vibes Brazilian-style, and experience the magical cultural diversity that gives Brazilian Music its constant abundance of creativity and excitement. Roll-up for an entrancing night of rhythms and sunny songs from the country of bossa nova, samba and carnaval with Perth’s own Brazilian singer-songwriter and USA Music Award winner – Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”.

This vibrant concert series will embrace Brazil’s most evocative rhythms and fusions – bossa, samba, baiao, choro, maracatu, Afro-samba, samba-jazz, samba-funk, samba-rock and samba-reggae featuring some of the finest Brazilian songs of all times. From fresh arrangements of bossa classics such as The Girl from Ipanema, One note Samba, So Nice (Summer Samba) and Mas que nada to some of the most iconic songs of Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), as well as a few tunes from Juliana Areias’s award-winning album Bossa Nova Baby – the Summer Samba Sunday Sesh Series will make your heart beat stronger and your imagination fly high.

Get ready for this musical odyssey blending traditional and contemporary Brazilian composers and interpreters such as: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Benjor, Sergio Mendes, Joao Gilberto, Elis Regina, Carmen Miranda , Ary Barroso, Joao Bosco, Djavan, Chico Buarque, Rita Lee, Gal Costa, Gonzaquinha, Noel Rosa, Cartola, Pixinguinha, Toquinho, Paulinho da Viola, Luiz Melodia, Emilio Santiago, Zeca Pagodinho, Arlindo Cruz, Dom Bras, Assis Valente, Eduardo Godin, Dorival Caymmi, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso,Tim Maia, Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, Beto Guedes, Joyce, Maria Rita, Marisa Montes, Martinalia, Ana Carolina, Leny Andrade, Rosa Passos, Roberto Menescal, Joao Donato, Carlos Lyra, Marcos Valle, Baden Powell, Maria Gadu, Ceu, Marina, Cazuza, Lenine, Carlinhos Brown and Lulu Santos.

For these exceptionally colourful concerts, Juliana Areias has assembled a line-up of sensational musicians – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth.  Juliana Areias is honoured to share the stage with Joshua de Silva (seven string guitars /vocals), Paul Millard (sax/flute), Bronton Ainsworth (drums), Rafael Medeiros de Souza (percussion) and Ourico Lee Coumbe (percussion).

The Juliana Areias – Summer Samba Sunday Sesh Series will happen on a Sunday in every month from January to April 2021, each time also featuring a unique Perth young talent as a special guest performing with Juliana in a particular nuance of the Brazilian Musical Spectrum. For this first concert Juliana Areias invites Brazilian guitarist and singer Arthur Freitas on stage to showcase the rich and authentic sounds of Minas Gerais music, the mining state of Brazil where he was born.

Juliana Areias has performed on major stages around the world 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 at : www.julianaareias.com

Sunset Songs at North Cottesloe – a gift from Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby to Perth.

COPACABANA COMES TO YOU

FREE SUNSET SONGS AT NORTH COTTESLOE 

FRIDAYS 4 DEC 2020 – 26 FEB 2021 (except Christmas Day).

Perth-based Brazilian Jazz singer Juliana Areias, “The Bossa Nova Baby”, brings Copacabana to Perth, presenting her “Sunset Songs” at North Cottesloe over summer. Free open air performances will be given every Friday from the 4th of December 2020 to the 26th of February 2021 (except Christmas Day) – 6-8pm at the public platform at Marine Bay, North Cottesloe, between Barchetta and The Blue Duck Cafes.

After moving to Cottesloe some twelve months ago, Brazilian Jazz Singer Juliana Areias, is now inspired to produce a free public performance series by the sea called “Sunset Songs”, at North Cottesloe.

Internationally known as “The Bossa Nova Baby”, Juliana’s artistic vision is to re-create in North Cottesloe the magical atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro in the 60s when bossa nova was born at the iconic beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. To fulfil this vision, Juliana Areias will perform songs from her bossa nova and Brazilian Jazz repertoire in duo format with superb young talent and WAAPA-graduate seven-string guitarist Joshua de Silva.

“It has been my dream to sing gentle bossa nova and bring a bit of the Copacabana 60’s atmosphere to North Cottesloe. North Cottesloe is my favourite beach in Perth – I have visited it for many years and now I walk along it every day. I think these performances will have a special meaning this particular summer holiday season when, due to Covid risks and restrictions, we are not encouraged to travel outside Western Australia. I am so looking forward to sharing my passion, making people feel on holiday without travelling and helping us to appreciate and celebrate even more this extraordinary city we live in. North Cottesloe in many ways is more beautiful than iconic beaches such as Malibu, Bondi, Copacabana and Ipanema. I hope our Sunset Songs will contribute to enhance this perception”.

The Sunset Songs at North Cottesloe Project receives much-appreciated sponsorship from local business Barchetta, and Juliana’s wardrobe, with a different dress for every Friday over summer, is generously supplied by her dress sponsor Melko of Melbourne. Juliana was delighted when she was issued with an unprecedented official permit from the Town of Cottesloe to present this series of performances on the North Cottesloe platform. She then applied for a state government grant to support the project, but was not successful in that round of funding. Despite the lack of grant funding, Juliana has decided to go ahead with the project on a substantially self-funded basis.

“I understand it isn’t always easy for people to appreciate the value of something that’s unfamiliar, something they haven’t experienced yet – but coming from a culture where music is an essential part of everyday life, I am a true believer in the importance of live performance, musical and cultural diversity and the role of the arts generally to inspire one’s sense of identity, happiness, and feelings of mutual understanding and belonging. Apart from my gratitude for the enthusiasm and support of my love, artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, my kids Jobim and Lilas Areias da Mata, friends and fans, my special thanks go to Brazilian fashion outlet Melko (Totem Australia) that has been dressing me for over ten years, for the pivotal support offered by Jane King, director of the Barchetta restaurant, and also to Louise Howden-Smith OAM, founder of Ochre Contemporary Dance Company and 2014 Western Australian of the Year for Arts and Culture – for bravely sharing and believing in this artistic vision. We hope to see people of all ages, coming to enjoy the music and sunset with us and feeling free to interact and enjoy anyway they like, by dancing, watching, swaying, walking, dating, bringing a picnic, having a drink or meal at the cafes alongside or just stopping by for a moment.”

Juliana Areias is an award-winning Brazilian singer-songwriter. Her debut original album “Bossa Nova Baby” won “Best Brazilian Album” at the US Focus Brazil Awards in 2019 and spent five weeks in the US Jazz Top 100. Juliana has been nominated five times for Western Australian Music Awards including Best World Music Act and Best Song. Dubbed the “Bossa Nova Baby” by iconic Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro, Juliana has performed across Europe, USA, Japan, Latin America and Australia – including shows at the Sydney Opera House, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Green Room in New York, Fukiagi Hall in Japan, Auckland Festival, and Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro. 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

For more information visit: www.JulianaAreias.com

The Post review 9 Jan 2021

“Open Your Ears – Perth Women in Jazz – Vol. 1” -Album Launch Thursday 3 Dec 2020.

Juliana Areias is one of the artists invited to participated on “Open Your Ears – Perth Women in Jazz Vol.1” Compilation album uniting 24 composers that will be launched tonight 3 Dec 2020 at The Ellington Jazz Club.

“I am absolutely honoured and delighted to be beside these super talented ladies in this compilation “Open Your Ears – Perth Women in Jazz – Vol. 1” . Thank you Kate Pass, president of the Perth Jazz Society for the invitation! For this project I have chosen to include “Belas Artes”, co-composed with Doug de Vries, for it talks about Perth skies and ocean as sources of inspiration for the amazing art works of my favorite Australian artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman , Meu Amor. I am looking forward to enjoying Artemis Orchestra performing live some of the original compositions of this compilation at the album launch at the Ellington Jazz Club on Thursday 3 Dec 2020. See you there tonight!”

Last tickets available at The Ellington Jazz Club website – Book Now

Artists featuring in the compilation “Open Your Ears – Perth Women in Jazz – Vol. 1” in alphabetical order (Go girls!):

1 Alana Macpherson

2 Alice Humphries

3 Allira Wilson

4 Cathie Travers

5 Catherine Noblet

6 Djuna Lee

7 Gemma Farrell

8 Georgie Awe

9 Hanna Kim

10 Helen Matthews

11 Holli Scott

12 Imogen Thomson

13 Jessica Carlton

14 Juliana Areias

15 Kate Pass

16 Laura Corney

17 Libby Hammer

18 Linda May Han Oh

19 Penny King

20 Darah Ramsey

21 Sorcha Albuquerque

22 Sue Bluck

23 Vanessa Perica

24 Victoria Newton

For information on how to get this compilation after the Album Launch, visit Perth Jazz Society website: www.perthjazz.com

Juliana Areias – Flor de Maracuja – The Passion Flower Concert – Sold-out seats – only standing tickets left: A tribute to Joao Donato – Grammy Award winning Brazilian composer precursor of Bossa Nova.

– PERTH – Sat 12 Dec – Juliana Areias – Flor de Maracuja – The Passion Flower Concert @ Ellington Jazz Club – Sold out seats – Only standing tickets left   BOOK NOW

Perth’s own award-winning Brazilian singer-songwriter, Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, invites you to finish 2020 on a high note with the exuberant and colourful rhythms of her “Flor de Maracuja” – The Passion Flower Concert.

“Flor de Maracuja” will feature the exotic and irresistible music of Joao Donato, precursor of Bossa Nova and creator of Sambolero (a fusion of Brazilian Samba with Cuban & Mexican Bolero). You will be inspired to sway all the way during this magic night of Brazilian, Latin and Jazz Fusions.

To experience Donato’s music is to drink an elixir of happiness . You will feel enchanted by Donato’s fresh compositions such as his baiao/forro  “Flor de Maracuja” (The Passion Fruit Flower), his funky “A Ra” (The Frog)  and his iconic bossa “A Paz” (The Peace).  “A Paz” was co-composed with Gilberto Gil, and reflects on the human paradox of only being able to truly appreciate beauty and peace after suffering pain, war or challenging times.

Grammy Award winner Joao Donato (86 years old in 2020) has been performing, arranging and composing for the past 70 years. He started his musical career in the 1940s as a teenage accordionist and pianist. He composed “Minha Saudade” with Joao Gilberto and inspired Gilberto to create Bossa Nova. He also composed and recorded iconic contemporary songs with Sergio Mendes, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Marisa Montes, Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown, Tito Puentes, Astrud Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto, Gal Costa, Zizi Possi, Joyce, Joao Bosco, Emilio Santiago, Lisa Ono to name just a few. His “Sambolero” album won the Latin Grammy Award for best Latin Jazz Album in 2010 and  his “Donato Eletrico” album was nominated for the Latin Grammy Best Instrumental Album of 2016.  Rolling Stone magazine named two of his albums as the Best Brazilian album of 2016 and 2017.

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: Paul Millard (sax/flute), Joshua de Silva (guitar),  Tommi Flamenco (bass), Filippe Rimis (drums) and Rafael Medeiros de Souza (percussion).

Juliana Areias has performed on major stages around the world 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 at : www.julianaareias.com

Missed out on tickets? Please keep checking this page for updates, or book your tickets now for the next Juliana Areias show on Sunday January 10th

Always Was, Always Will Be. NAIDOC Week Celebration

We celebrate NAIDOC Week inviting all to embrace the full history of Australia – a history which dates back thousands of generations. Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. Australia has the world’s oldest oral stories and oldest continuing cultures on the planet.

As a new immigrant and artist, everyday I feel more in love with this country and delighted to learn more about Australia’s amazing mixing of cultures.

Here is our tribute to the First Nations people, performing this full of heart Aboriginal song “My Island Home” in Brazilian rhythm “baião” – popularly known as “Forro” – which means “for all”.

Looking forward to celebrating NAIDOC week, our beloved home Australia and the magical cultural fusion we are creating here by performing “My Island Home” again this Friday 13 November at our Juliana Areias – All that Samba (and beyond) at The Duke of George in Fremantle, Western Australia! See you there! Info and tickets here.

“My Island Home” (1987) written by Neil Murray and originally performed by Warumpi Band – Australian country and Aboriginal rock group formed in the outback settlement of Papunya, Northern Territory, in 1980. In early 1995, Christine Anu (former backing singer in Murray’s touring group, The Rainmakers), issued a cover version of “My Island Home”.

“La Belle de Jour” written by Alceu Valenca – Album: Sete Desejos (1992).

Juliana Areias – live recording at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre – Hot Shore Shuffle Series – 8 Nov 2020 featuring:- Juliana Areias – vocals- Joshua de Silva – guitar and backing vocals- Paul Millard – flute- Filipe Rimis – drums – Rafael Medeiros de Souza – percussion

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