FESTA DO INTERIOR – The Bonfire of the Heart Concert

PERTH – Sat 25 Jun – Juliana Areias – FESTA DO INTERIOR – The Bonfire of the Heart Concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm – BOOK NOW

After Juliana Areias – Elis Star sold-out concert and her performance at the WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle – Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeAustralia Awardsexclusive event for Australia Awards scholars and alumni, members of the diplomatic corps, DFAT representatives and other invited guests – Juliana Areias prepares a new show for Saturday 25th June, her MPB way to celebrate “Festa Junina” – Brazil’s Traditional June Winter Folk Festivities. Award-winning Brazilian singer-songwriter – Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby” – presents a blazing show to warm your winter and light a bonfire of the heart. Juliana invites you on a musical passage on the train of colours, precious gems, and songs from the Interior of Brazil. On this journey you’ll discover the beautiful horizons and sounds from the diverse inland of Brazil: its baroque mining cities in Minas Gerais State; the broad farmlands of Southern Brazil, rainforests of Pantanal, modern architecture in the capital Brasilia, the tropical expanse of the Amazon, and the folk bonfire festivals from the north-eastern dry areas where the rhythm of Baiao and the popular Quadrilha and Forro dance originate.

This eclectic concert will embrace some of South America’s most evocative rhythms – samba, baiao, carimbo, maracatu, guarania, folkpop – spanning traditional and contemporary composers and interpreters such as: Antonio Carlos Jobim (bossa-nova and beyond), Ary Barroso (composer of Brazil), Luiz Gonzaga (the king of Baiao), Joao Bosco, Djavan, Lenine, Joao Donato, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Beto Guedes, Lo Borges, Fatima Guedes, Flavio Venturini, Roupa Nova, 14 Bis, Maria Rita, Maria Gadu, Diana Pequeno, Gal Costa, Toninho Horta, Wagner Tiso, Ronaldo Bastos, Fernando Brant, Dorival Caymmy,… as well as few songs from Juliana Areias’s award-winning album “Bossa Nova Baby”.

For this exceptionally colourful concert, Juliana Areias is honoured to share the stage with her sensational Bossa Nova Baby Band – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Joshua de Silva – seven string hybrid guitar, Bronton Ainsworth – drums, percussionist Rafael Medeiro de Souza and special guest guitarist Shon Boublil.

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 (made famous by Bossa Nova and Elis Regina herself). In Perth some of Juliana’s iconic performances include: Koort Boodja – Heartland 2022 at the Perth Concert Hall with West Coast Philharmonic Orquestra, Perth Festival, Kings Park Festival, Perth International Jazz Festival and at the Western Australian of the Year Ceremony 2021 with The Perth Symphony Orchestra.

Dubbed the “Bossa Nova Baby” by iconic Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro, Juliana’s 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. Voted one of the Top Five Brazilian Singers around the world at the Best of Brazil Global Awards 2021 in London, 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 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 – Tony Hillier

– “It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal. Bossa Nova Baby” is a welcome surprise of great Brazilian music, made far away.” – O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the Latin Grammy Award.

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

More information at: www.julianaareias.com

PERTH – Sat 25 Jun – Juliana Areias – FESTA DO INTERIOR – The Bonfire of the Heart Concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm – BOOK NOW

Juliana Areias – ELIS STAR – SAt 14 May – COnCERT

Juliana Areias – ELIS STAR

Saturday 14 May 7.00pm – BOOK NOW

Award-winning Brazilian singer Juliana Areias and her Bossa Nova Baby Band invites you to celebrate the music of Elis Regina – Brazil’s most loved voice.

Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) would not be the same if Elis Regina hadn’t discovered and given voice to so many new composers. She was among the first mainstream artist to champion the works of an up-and-coming generation of Brazilian songwriters, including many that had their songs censored by the Brazilian Military Dictatorship – Edu Lobo, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, João Bosco, Ivan Lins, Joyce, Rita Lee. Elis’s rendition of João Bosco and Aldir Blanc’s “O Bêbado e o Equilibrista,” became the anthem of Brazil’s political amnesty movement, as the days of the junta drew to a close in 1984. At the same time, she was probably the finest-and most loyal interpreter of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bossa Nova’s most defining composer, immortalising many of his songs including “Waters of March”.

Elis Regina signed her first recording contract at the age of fifteen at her hometown of Porto Alegre, in South Brazil, and by 1965 had relocated to Rio and taken Brazil and the world by storm, with triumphant performances such as her Montreux Jazz Festival Concert 1979, TV shows and 30 albums released included the iconic “Elis & Tom”, with Antonio Calos Jobim.

It has been 40 years since Elis tragically died in 1982 of an overdose – mother of three and aged only 36. Yet the beauty of her work keeps inspiring the following generations, including her children; music producer João Marcello Boscolli and singers Pedro Mariano and Maria Rita.

To honour and celebrate Elis’ music and life, Juliana Areias is excited to share the stage with her Bossa Nova Baby Band, comprising the grooviest cats in town; Paul Millard – sax/flute, Joshua de Silva – seven string hybrid guitar, Bronton Ainsworth – drums, and percussionist Rafael Medeiro de Souza.

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 (made famous by Bossa Nova and Elis Regina herself). In Perth some of Juliana’s iconic performances include: Koort Boodja – Heartland 2022 at the Perth Concert Hall with West Coast Philharmonic Orquestra, Perth Festival, Kings Park Festival, Perth International Jazz Festival and at the Western Australian of the Year Ceremony 2021 with The Perth Symphony Orchestra.

Dubbed the “Bossa Nova Baby” by iconic Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro, Juliana’s 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. Voted one of the Top Five Brazilian Singers around the world at the Best of Brazil Global Awards 2021 in London, 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 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 – Tony Hillier

– “It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal. Bossa Nova Baby” is a welcome surprise of great Brazilian music, made far away.” – O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the Latin Grammy Award.

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

More information at: www.julianaareias.com

Sat 2 April – Samba Jazz It Up Concert

Juliana Areias

PERTH – Juliana Areias – Samba-Jazz it Up Concert at The Ellington Jazz Club – Sat 2 April, 7pm. BOOK NOW

Roll-up for an entrancing night of rhythms and sultry songs from the country of bossa nova, samba and carnival with Perth’s own Brazilian singer-songwriter and best album released in the USA award winner – Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”.

Juliana Areias invites you to indulge your senses, savouring the perfect match between samba and jazz and celebrating some of the most iconic Brazilian songs, interpreters and composers of all time. From fresh arrangements of bossa and samba classic recordings such “One Note Samba” (by Jobim – Getz/Gilberto) and “Mas que Nada” (by Jorge Benjor – Sergio Mendes Brazil 66)  – to new compositions Juliana’s band  is preparing for her forthcoming album –  the “Samba-Jazz It Up Concert” will also pay tribute to masters and divas of Brazilian Jazz, including Elis Regina, Leny Andrade, Rosa Passos, Tamba Trio,  Simonal, Baden Powell, Joao Donato, Johnny Alf, Robero Menescal, Carlinhos Lyra and Antonio Adolfo – and the ways their music has inspired other artists including; Steve Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Sade, Sting,  Ivan Lins, Joyce, Djavan, Joao Bosco, Gilberto Gil, Gozaguinha, Marisa Montes, Ceu, Maria Rita, Simoninha, Marvio Ciribelli and of course, Juliana Areias herself.

For this vibrant concert, Juliana Areias has assembled a blazing line-up of sensational musicians and special guests – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth. Juliana is honoured to share the stage on this musical journey with the grooviest cats in town; Paul Millard – sax/flute, Joshua de Silva – seven string hybrid guitar and percussionist Rafael Medeiro de Souza.

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. In Perth some of her iconic performances include: Koort Boodja – Heartland 2022 at the Perth Concert Hall with West Coast Philharmonic Orquestra, Perth Festival,  Kings Park Festival, Perth International Jazz Festival and at the Western Australian of the Year Ceremony 2021 with The Perth Symphony Orchestra.

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. Voted in the Top 5  Brazilian Singers around the world at the Best of Brazil Global Awards 2021 in London, 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 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 – Tony Hillier

– “It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal. Bossa Nova Baby” is a welcome surprise of great Brazilian music, made far away.” – O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the Latin Grammy Award.

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

More information at: www.julianaareias.com

BRAZILIA DIVAS – International Women’s Day & Harmony Week – Juliana Areias nominATION FOR The Western Australian Multicultural Awards 2022

Happy Harmony Week! A celebration of the extraordinary cultural diversity of Western Australia! In this week, Juliana Areias is honoured to be one of the Arts nominees of the Western Australia Multicultural Awards 2022 and be among artists she admires!

Congratulation to all winners and nominees of the ten award categories. Special congrats  to winners Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa (Arts Award) and City of Stirling (Local Government Award) to their pivotal work! Two thirds of the population of the City of Stirling comes from a diverse background and it is beautiful to see how much this is valued and celebrated by its local government! The culture and the arts are always very alive and well supported by The City of Stirling!

Last weekend, the true colours of generosity, femininity, plurality, friendship and the arts were present at the magical Brazilian Divas Concert – a celebration of International Women’s Day, at The Scarborough Amphitheatre last Saturday 12 March 2022. This free open air concert at the heart of Scarborough Beach (City of Stirling) featured Juliana Areias with her Bossa Nova Baby Band , plus over 20 female singers and performers as her special guests – celebrating the International Women’s Day as well as the extraordinary diversity and talent we have in Western Australia.

Juliana Areias sends all her love and gratitude to all involved on stage and behind the scenes and to everyone who came to celebrate the special occasion!

Thank you so much to Bamboo Production, Fyme, Sandpit Dancing Scarborough,Brazil WA, Rio 40 for the vision and opportunity. To all performers and production team for making this dream come true. The Bossa Nova Baby Band featured: Juliana Areias-lead singer, Joshua de Silva- seven string guitars and vocals, Paul Millard-sax and flute, Rafael Medeiros de Souza-percussion and Filipe Rimis-drums and backing vocals. Special guests singers in alphabetical order: Brenda Lee, Danielle de Silva, Lois Olney, Luciana Negroni, Mariah HLatywayo, Renata Garcia Mello, Victoria Newton and actors Mari Mazzio and Viviane Coentro. Female Drumming group Banda Ziriguidum , featuring over 10 nationalities and composed by: Aartee Vindetzis, Bianca Costa, Brigitte Underwood Legeron (Afro-dancer – Oxum Dance), Claire Hegarty, Denise Salomao, Emilie Miesch, Jimena Garcia Vega, Karen Hill, Laila Santos Oliveira, Miranda Wiltshire, Patricia Costa, Rikki Walsh and Sandrinha Barbosa. Production and support team featuring: Juliana Areias as artistic director, Alice de Freitas – graphic designer, Eduardo de Franca – stage support, Fábio Macarrao – drumming conductor and stage sound tech, Fábio Rosa – photographer, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman – presenter, John Roberts – venue manager, sound and film, Mari Mazzio general production, Raquel Ribeiro Louro -support and Wilsinho Torres – filmmaker.


Juliana Areias celebrates: “Thank you my dear samba de gafieira family and Perth Samba – Perth Forro, your beautiful dance moves while I am singing fill my heart with joy! Thank you dear friends and musos who came to support us and enjoy the show, including Annalisa Powell, Randa Khamis & James Vinciullo, Mike Burns, Matt Price and The Walker! It is always wonderful to see musos supporting musos! Thank you to all WA music lovers and the Brazilian Community for being there! We put a lot of love on what we do and all we do is always for you. Thank you Perth, this amazing city we all are so lucky to call home !”

Juliana Areias & The Bossa Nova Baby Band

Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias & her Bossa Nova Baby Band invite you to “Brazilian Divas” – free concert at Scarborough Amphitheatre, a celebration of International Women’s Day and WA extraordinary cultural diversity – this Saturday 12 March 2022, 6pm. 

Juliana Areias –  Bossa Nova Baby Band is composed by a blazing line-up of sensational musicians – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth. Juliana is honoured to share the stage on this musical journey to the Feminine Universe with the grooviest cats in town: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Joshua de Silva – seven string hybrid guitars, Filipe Rimis – drums, and percussionist Rafael Medeiro de Souza. The band has been performing together for almost 4 years, although some of the members – Paul Millard and drummer Bronton Ainsworth – have been together with Juliana Areias already for 12 years. All together they have enchanted audiences with multiple sold-out performances at The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth Festival, Jazz by the Beach Festival, WAM Festival, Harmony Week, Fremantle Arts Centre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and 2022 New Year Event at  Indigo Oscar (Indiana House – iconic Cottesloe landmark). 

Based in Perth since 2007, Juliana Areias has performed on major stages internationally including the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s in London, Green Room in New York, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Fukiagi Hall in Japan,  Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro. In Perth some of her iconic performances include: Koort Boodja – Heartland 2022 at the Perth Concert Hall with West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, Perth Festival, Kings Park Festival, Perth International Jazz Festival and at the Western Australian of the Year Ceremony 2021 with The Perth Symphony Orchestra. Her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby” produced in Perth reached the top 100 USA Jazz Charts in 2019-2020. She has also been nominated five times for Western Australian Music Awards including Best World Music Act and Best Song.

At Brazilian Divas, they will present some of the most acclaimed Brazilian songs, female composers and interpreters of all times with an extraordinary lineup of WA special guest artists singing in Portuguese. 

Juliana Areias ‘s special guests short bios:

Lois Olney

Perth Symphony Orchestra with Juliana Areias, Lois Olney and Steve Hersby and Spirit Ensemble at 2021 Western Australian of the Year Awards

Indigenous Australian Jazz legend Lois Olney is Juliana Areias’s special guest of honour at “Brazilian Divas” – free concert at Scarborough Amphitheatre a celebration of International Women’s Day – this Saturday 12 March 2022 6pm. 

A singer with a distinctive, blues-bound style, she is a unique storyteller and a symbol of resilience having faced a number of personal challenges in her life.

Lois was born in her mother’s country at Roebourne, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her father was a Yamatji man from Meekatharra. Her story is of the stolen generation and reconnection to family and culture. For Lois, healing the wounds of stolen generation is a life long journey, but as she shares in her story, “music helps heal the people that I love and the sorrow that we all have in common.”

Lois Olney and Juliana Areias performed together at the Western Australian of the Year 2021 Ceremony as soloists of The Perth Symphony Orchestra. At Brazilian Divas, Lois Olney will be accompanied by her guitarist Dave Johnson. 

Victoria Newton

Western Australian Lady of Jazz and UK Pop Star Victoria Newton is Juliana Areias’s special guest  at “Brazilian Divas” – free concert at Scarborough Amphitheatre a celebration of International Women’s Day – this Saturday 12 March 2022, 6pm. 

Recognised as one of the most exciting and dynamic singers on the WA & London jazz scene, Victoria Newton has appeared at many festivals  including The London International Jazz Festival, The Soho Jazz Festival and at The Perth Internacional Jazz Festival. However one of Victoria’s favorite gigs to date has been performing Brazilian music whilst cruising up the Amazon! Victoria also had a cheeky stint as a pop star in the mid 1990s with UK dance/pop group, Strike and their massive hit ‘U Sure Do’. The success of this single followed by 4 UK top 40 hits and the critically acclaimed album ‘I Saw the Future’ saw a whirlwind of TV appearances including MTV and BBC’s Top of the Pops, and touring to many countries around the world. 

Victoria Newton and Juliana Areias have performed together at The Kings Park Festival and The Ellington Jazz Club. At Brazilian Divas, they will be together on stage again presenting a tribute to one of their favourite female Brazilian singer-composers.

Brenda Lee 

Australian-Eurasian Lady of Jazz, Brenda Lee is Juliana Areias’s special guest  at “Brazilian Divas” – free concert at Scarborough Amphitheatre a celebration of International Women’s Day – this Saturday 12 March 2022, 6pm. 

A descend of Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Irish ancestors, Brenda Lee was born in Kuala Lumpur and grew up in historical Portuguese speaking Malacca before relocating to Perth, Australia in her early teens. Trained as a jazz vocalist at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Brenda has traveled and performed in Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, New York and Canada with a diverse range of established jazz artists around the globe.

Brenda Lee and Juliana Areias have co-produced concerts including “ The Ladies of Latin Jazz at St George’s College Quad – UWA, and “Coraçao” at The Ellington Jazz Club and Fremantle Jazz Club. At  Brazilian Divas, they will perform together one of their favourite Brazilian samba hits of all times. 

Banda Ziriguidum

Female Drumming Group Banda Ziriguidum is Juliana Areias’s special guest  at “Brazilian Divas” – free concert at Scarborough Amphitheatre a celebration of International Women’s Day – this Saturday 12 March 2022, 6pm. 

Banda Ziriguidum was born in 2012 in Salvador, Bahia when its founders – Sandrinha Barbosa, Karen Hill, Miranda Wiltshire and Claire Hegarty visited Brazil during Carnaval. 

Inspired by Brazilian most iconic female drumming group “Banda Dida”, Banda Ziriguidum deeply believes in the power of women and cultural diversity. The band is currently composed by women from 10 different countries: Brazil, England , Australia, Japan, Argentina, Mexico, Seychelles and France and Mauritius; and  their youngest player Bianca Costa is 12 years old. Others members of the band are: Brigitte Underwood Legeron, Rikki Walsh, Aartee Vindetzis, Emilie Miesch, Denise Salomao, Laila Santos Oliveira, Jimena Garcia Vega, Patricia Costa, Bianca Costa. 

Ziriguidum and Juliana Areias will perform for the very first time together at The  Brazilian Divas concert, a dream about to come true. This presentation will also features their special guest and instructor Fabio Macarrao. They will present a tribute to Bahia and the Afro-Brazilian rhythms and Orixas. 

Mariah HLatywayo

Extraordinary Gospel-Jazz singer-composer Mariah HLatywayo is Juliana Areias’s special guest  at “Brazilian Divas” – free concert at Scarborough Amphitheatre a celebration of International Women’s Day – this Saturday 12 March 2022, 6pm. 

Mariah Hlatywayo is a singer songwriter and drummer from Perth, WA. Inspired by her upbringing in a musical family and studies as a jazz vocalist at The Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, her songs are a mix of jazz and gospel harmonies with infectious Latin American rhythms that are sure to get you dancing and singing along. Mariah’s debut single ‘My One and Only One Jesus’ was released on the 18th of November, 2021. It draws on her own life experiences and Christian faith to uplift and encourage people from all walks of life.

Mariah Hlatywayo and Juliana Areias have previously performed together at The Ellington Jazz Club. At  Brazilian Divas, they will present a tribute to Bossa Nova also featuring Mariah’s brother Joshua de Silva on vocals and seven string guitar. 

Danielle de Silva 

One of Perth’s greatest new talents Australian-Sri-Lankan singer-songwriter Danielle de Silva is Juliana Areias’s special guest  at “Brazilian Divas” – free concert at Scarborough Amphitheatre a celebration of International Women’s Day – this Saturday 12 March 2022, 6pm. 

Danielle de Silva’s melodic voice and heartfelt songs are inspired by human expression, personal experience and faith. This 21 years old full artist has recently graduated from the Western Australian Academy of  Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Diploma in Contemporary Performance(2020) and released her debut single titled, ‘The Player,’ in March 2021. She performed for the WAM festival 2021 and she presents regular concerts  at The Lyrics Underground, The Bird and other music venues around WA. 

Danielle de Silva and Juliana Areias have previously performed together at The Ellington Jazz Club. At  Brazilian Divas, they will present a beautiful samba by Arlindo Cruz called “Meu Lugar” (My Place). 

Luciana Negroni

Brazilian-Australian soulful gospel singer Luciana Negroni is Juliana Areias’s special guest at “Brazilian Divas” – free concert at Scarborough Amphitheatre a celebration of International Women’s Day – this Saturday 12 March 2022, 6pm. 

Luciana Negroni formed her Pop Gospel Duo with guitarist Jonas Viana in Perth in 2008, when she arrived from Brazil. After living in Adelaide for many years where she performed with award-winning “Gospo Collective” (Australia’s leading Vocal Powerhouse Gospel Choir) and with “Sounds of Brazil”  at Adelaide Fringe Festival and other festivals and events, Luciana Negroni, is finally back in WA. 

Luciana Negroni and Juliana Areias have performed together at The Ellington Jazz Club and at Juliana Areias very first concert in Australia in 2009. At Brazilian Divas, they will present a tribute to Brazilian Female singer-songwriter Adriana Calcanhoto. 

Renata Garcia de Melo

Brazilian singer, guitar & ukulele player Renata Garcia de Melo is Juliana Areias’s special guest  at “Brazilian Divas” – free concert at Scarborough Amphitheatre a celebration of International Women’s Day – this Saturday 12 March 2022, 6pm. 

Renata Garcia de Melo has been dedicating her multiple talents as an artist and teacher to inspire waves of kids in Australia to experience and learn Brazilian music, culture and Portuguese language  at Projeto Cabana and at her weekly Roda de Musica” at Kings Park Project. She has also performed at major events of the Brazilian Community including Brazil WA “Festa Junina” Winter Festival and  at the 2nd and 3th productions of “Saltimbancos” – Brazilian’s most loved kids play. 

Renata Garcia de Melo and Juliana Areias have previously performed together at Juliana Areias – Sunset Songs at North Cottesloe Series. At  Brazilian Divas, they will present a tribute to Marisa Montes – one of the most important contemporary Brazilian artists.

Viviane Coentro & Mari Mazzio

Exuberant Brazilian actors Viviane Coentro & Mari Mazzio are Juliana Areias’s special guests at “Brazilian Divas” – free concert at Scarborough Amphitheatre a celebration of International Women’s Day – this Saturday 12 March 2022, 6pm. 

Known in the WA Brazilian Community and beyond as our super doula Vivi & super event producer Mari, these two super cat women can transform themselves in anything they like. They have over two decades of experience in storytelling and acting as a circus-street-stage-television-videoclip-film performers in Brazil, Europe and Australia. 

In 2020 they staged together in Perth “As Saltimbancas”, directed by Eduardo de Franca, bringing a new female perspective and metalanguage (theatre inside the theatre) to the iconic kids play “Os Saltimbancos” which was already produced 3 times in Perth,  with Juliana Areias, Viviane Coentro and Mari Mazzio playing the cat character respectively in each production. 

Viviane Coentro, Mari Mazzio and Juliana Areias performed together at Chico Brasileiro Concert at The Ellington Jazz Club in 2021. At Brazilian Divas, they will present one of the most iconic songs of “The Saltimbancos” Play. 

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KOORT BOODJA (HEARTLAND)AT PERTH CONCERT HALL

A night to remember forever! Standing ovation for the sensational KOORT BOODJA (Heartland) Concert at The Perth Concert Hall last Saturday 19 Feb 2022 – featuring over 170 members of the amazing West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus and special guest soloists singing in 14 languages: Noongar, English, Swahili, Japonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, French, Latin, Irish, Polish, Hebrew, Farsi, Sanskrit and Maori. All of us, guided by the beautifully colourful vision and extraordinary talent of maestro Sam Parry and his WACO team who’s mission statement is to change lives through music! Bravissimo!!! Mission tremendously accomplished with art, heart, soul, beauty, symbolism, joy, respect, diversity, creativity, talent, devotion, long planning , attention, great spirit, humour and propose!!!

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity of being part of it! It was an incredible honour and privilege to perform and to share the stage with all of you!

“Whatever Comes, Let it Come” says the title of the song I performed “ Se e pra vir que venha” ( a song in Portuguese composed by Christopher Tin & Patricia Magalhães) about courage, honesty, humanity and joie de vivre – even when facing life’s greatest risks. What could be more relevant, inspiring and insightful?

Whatever comes, this moment will stay with me forever… Thank you WACO, West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra and all involved, for transforming the lives of all present there on Saturday – a full house concert celebrating fantastic composers and WA amazing talent and diversity! Ancore! Ancore! Ancore!

Let’s keep creating, collaborating, supporting each other, celebrating and contributing to this phenomenal place we love to call home!

Gratitude! Muito Obrigada (Thank you so much in Portuguese)!

Ju 🙂😘❤️🎶👏👏🙌🙌💞💞🌈

Juliana Areias

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Se é pra vir, que venha

( Christopher Tin / Patricia Magalhaes)

(Original Lyrics in Portuguese)

Vou soltar meu gado
Vou deitar no pasto
Vou roubar a cena
Vou sorrir sem pena
Sem puxar as rédeas
Sem seguir as regras
Sem pesar ou ânsia
Sem errar a dança
Se é pra vir, que venha


Tudo é colorido
Mesmo o preto e branco
Quando eu pinto é lindo
E o que traço é franco
Seja reta ou curva
Seja esfera ou linha
Vida é sempre certa
E eu não temo a minha
Se é pra vir, que venha

Seja preto ou branco
Eu não temo a vida
Nem seu contraponto
Se é pra vir, que venha

Whatever comes, let it come

(Lyrics translation)


I will unleash the horses
I will rest in the grass
I will steal the show
I will smile broadly
No reins to pull
No rules to follow
No pain or sorrow
With no error in my dance
Whatever comes, let it come


All is colorful
Even black and white
When I paint, it’s beautiful
And what I draw is honest
Be it straight or curved
Be it a sphere or a line
Life is always right
And I do not fear mine
Whatever comes, let it come

Whether black or white
I do not fear life
Nor its counterpoint
Whatever comes, let it come

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TUPI OR NOT TUPI – That is (STILL) the question – The Centenary of The Modern Arts Week of SAO PAULO 1922-2022

By Juliana Areias – Brazilian singer-songwritter based in Perth, Western Australia.

Part of a handmade collage poster made by Juliana Areias in 1998 in Geneva.

“Tupi or not Tupi? That is the question” that was made by Brazilian modernist author Oswald de Andrade at his “Antropophagite Manifest” in 1928. This week marks the centenary of the 1922 “Modern Art Week of São Paulo”, when artists with “vanguard aspirations” such as Oswald de Andrade and composer Heitor Villas-Lobos got together to think and discuss how Brazilian culture and the arts should not only value European Aesthetics but should reflect its own unique mixture of elements. This capacity of absorbing outside influences and at the same time mixing it with its own strong roots giving back to the world something new, is still what for me makes Brazilian Culture and Arts extraordinary. (In fact,  I believe the mixture is what makes any culture richer, this is what we are also creating in Australia).

The Centenary of the Modernist Week of São Paulo, has been provoking a huge discussion and opportunity for Brazil to review these ideas and think about its cultural identity again. A lot of criticisms have been made about how relevant and at the vanguard the week truly was in its own time. Although it is great to try to review its history and context, it is clear that it is still very relevant 100 years on, otherwise nobody would be writing about it now.

In my art practice particularly, modernist ideas have been always pivotal as you can see by some of the projects I was already involved with in Switzerland in late 1998 and how these values are still present in my projects in Australia including my concert at the Western Australia Art Gallery in 2013 and my most recent collaborations with the Perth Symphony Oschestra in 2021 and this weekend with the West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra celebrating First Nation and all immigrants contributions to this place we love to call home. Tupi or not Tupi, that is still the question.

*Tupi Guarani was the main spoken indigenous language in Brazil before the arrival of the Portuguese colonisers. 

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Original Poster of Modern Art Week 1922, Antropophadite Manisfest 1928 and Avenida Paulista – Sao Paulo in the 1920’s
Antropophadite Manifest by modest author Oswald de Andrade. Image by modern visual artist Tarsila Amaral
Brazilian music & history Concert-Conference Series presented by Juliana Areias accompagned by guitarist Carlos Franco at “La Maison de la Culture Bresilienne Paulo Freire” (Paulo Freire Brazilian Culture Centre founded by his daughter Cristina Freire. event produced by Sonara Oliveira) in Geneva, 1999. Paulo Freire is Brazil greatest educator, who used to have his “Veredas Room” at Juliana Areias’s primary and secundary school IMACO (Instituto de Ensino Imaculada Conceição) in São Paulo.
Posters and presentations of Juliana Areias and Virginia Pedrazzani and their collaboration on the”Tupi or not Tupi” project in Switzerland 1996-2000. Including their performances at The Montreux Jazz Festival 1998, at Fete de Geneve – Bains de Paquis 1998 and at Au Pigmee – The Artamis – Geneva 1998, and Juliana Areias & Jazz Brasil at L’Ethno – Geneva in 2000.
Jazz Brasil Trio – singer Juliana Areias, guitarist Carlos Franco and saxophonist Plinio de Oliveira performing for the Consulate of Brazil at Latitude Brasil and at Casting Cafe – support charity causes – 1997
Juliana Areias’s poem “Flor de Genebra” ( Geneva’s flower) – winner of the 1s Prize of the Associacion des Acacias Literary Competition – Portuguese Cathegory 1999
Juliana Areias’s interview about her performance at The Art Gallery of Western Australia during the New York Exbition “Van Gogh, Dali and Beyong”, where she talks about the “Modern Art Week of Sao Paulo” and her admiration for Frida Kahlo’s surreal work.
Perth Symphony Orchestra with Juliana Areias, Lois Olney and Steve Hersby and Spirit Ensemble at 2021 Western Australian of the Year Awards
Upcoming Multicultural Concert Koort Boodja (Heartland) at The Perth Concert Hall on this Saturday 19 February 2022, featuring Juliana Areias as one of the soloists of the West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, perfoming the Grammy winning “Calling All Dawns” by Christopher Tin featuring 14 different languages present in Perth, Western Australia. From top left:
Thierryno Gangou, vocalist (French)
Magda Lisek, vocalist (Polish)
Alexandra Allan, oboe
Julie Yeh, vocalist (Mandarin)
Gabrielle Scheggia, vocalist (Irish)
Jayden Boundry, didgeridoo
Natasha Eldridge, vocalist (Noongar & English)
Emma Kasher, vocalist (Hebrew)
Haka for Life, Kapa haka & vocalists (Māori)
Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya, vocalists (Sanskrit)
Jocelyn Campbell, vocalist (Farsi)
Akiko Miyazawa, vocalist (Japanese)
Dylan Atkins-Walters, vocalist (Latin)
Madoc Plane, vocalist (Swahili)
Juliana Areias vocalist (Portuguese)
7:00PM SATURDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2022
PERTH CONCERT HALL

Ruy Castro special article “A vanguarda oficial” about the Centenary of the 1922 Modern Arts Week of Sao Paulo published at the Sao Paulo Newspaper “Folha de São Paulo” on 7 February 2022, Juliana Areias’s birthday.

February NeWS – HAPPY NEW SOUNDS AROUND THE SUN

In the month of celebrations of the New Water Tiger Lunar Year, Brazilian Carnival and Brazilian Jazz singer Juliana Areias’s birthday (an Aquarian Tiger herself), Areias invites all to celebrate this “new trip aroud the sun” with three very special musical projects at three unique Perth’s stages: The North Cottesloe Beach, The Ellington Jazz Club and The Perth Concert Hall:

  • JULIANA AREIAS – SUNSET SONGS AT NORTH COTTESLOE – EVERY FRIDAY 6-8PM (Beside Barchetta), enjoy Perth’s perfect open air summer nights by the sea featuring Juliana Areias breezy vocals accompagnied by guitarists Joshua de Silva, Shon Boublil and percussionist Rafael Mendeiros de Souza.
  • JULIANA AREIAS – JOBIM SONGBOOK CONCERT AT THE ELLINGTON JAZZ CLUB – on SUNDAY 27 FEB 2022 – 6PM – BOOK NOW – Juliana Areias celebrates the music of her favorite composer with her full Bossa Nova Baby band featuring Paul Millard (sax/flute), Joshua de Silva (7 string guitar), Bronton Ainsworth (drums) and Rafael Medeiros de Souza (percussion). The concert will embrace timeless Jobim bossa classics – such as; The Girl from Ipanema, One note samba,  Corcovado, No more blues (Chega de Saudade), Waters of March (Aguas de Marco)  – which were introduced to the English Speaking world by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao & Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, and Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding; –  as well as other breathtaking Jobim compositions that may sound new for the audience.
  • JULIANA AREIAS AS ONE OF THE SOLOISTS OF THE WEST COAST PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S KOORT BOODJA (HEARTLAND) CONCERT AT THE PERTH CONCERT HALL on SATURDAY 19 FEB 2022 – 7PM – BOOK NOW – A concert celebrating country, its first people and the diverse cultures who call it home. Presented by WACO and led by conductor Samuel Parry, Noongar singer Natasha Eldridge will perform two original songs and much-loved favourite I Am Australian. Iain Grandage’s Left Edge and Lachlan Skipworth’s Hinterland will depict the sheer beauty of our local oceans and landscapes respectively, along with guest oboist Alexandra Allan in Graeme Koehne’s breathtaking Way Out West. The West Coast Philharmonic Chorus will perform an inspiring song recounting the history of Pemulwuy, and Ruth McCall’s captivating arrangement of Waltzing Matilda.

The concert will bring to life Christopher Tin’s Grammy award-winning Calling All Dawns. Featuring a swathe of guest artists, this monumental song cycle in 12 languages depicting life (day), death (night) and rebirth (dawn) is sure to resonate with the rich cultural diversity within our community, including Brazilian singer Juliana Areias singing in Portuguese.


PROGRAM

GRANDAGE Left Edge
ELDRIDGE Our Country
ELDRIDGE Koort Boodja
KOEHNE Way Out West
JARMAN Pemulwuy
MCCALL Waltzing Matilda
SKIPWORTH Hinterland
WOODLEY & NEWTON I Am Australian
TIN Calling All Dawns

Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by the legendary Brazilian music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct contact with the bossa masters inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

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.

–“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

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

–“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

Happy 2022 NEWS

Happy 2022! Happy new spin around the sun! May it be a lighter ride for our planet! The year has started in full swing with 2 exclusive Juliana Areias quartet performances on 1 & 2 Jan  at the iconic @indiana_perth / @indigooscar! Now get ready for an amazing weekend:

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Fri 7 Jan – Juliana Areias Trio Sunset Songs at North Cottesloe 6-8pm beside @cottesloebarchetta and

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Sun 9 Jan – Juliana Areias full band Summer Samba Concert  6.30pm at @theellingtonjazzclub

Info & tickets at www.julianaareias.com (link at bio)



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2022 – SUMMER SAMBA CONCERT

Juliana Areias – Summer Samba Concert at The Ellington Jazz Club – Sunday 9 Jan 2022 – Book Now

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  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 Concert  will make your heart beat stronger and your imagination fly high.

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).

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

Last Concerts of the Year

Tomorrow Sat 11 Dec it will be our last concert of the year at the Ellington Jazz Club. And what a year! We have literally produced over 20 completely different concerts, to be able to present to you a different theme every month at the Ellington plus countless performances at Cottesloe & Scarborogh Beaches, at the Perth Festival and so many other events, performing for thousands of people during the whole year in just one city due to covid restrictions. Thank you all for being part of it! Thank you to my amazing Bossa Nova Baby Band members Joshua de Silva, Paul Millard, Rafael Medeiros de Souza, Bronton Ainsworth, Filipe Rimis and all our special guest artists and friends… Thanks to the Ellington Jazz Club for being our main stage in town for already 12 years! Thank you Perth! No better place to be!

If you haven’t got your tickets yet for this last concert, hurry up and get ready to enjoy an ocean of music about the sea, mermaids and magic rhythms and melodies! See you there at our Oceano Yemanja Concert tomorrow Sat 11 Dec 2021! Let’s cleanse our souls and sway with the waves of Yemanja! Odoia! 🌊🧜‍♀️🎶 (link at bio) http://www.julianaareias.com

And Sunday 12 Dec 2021 – 4-5pm special performance at “Natal Solidario” – Brazilian Christmas full day event at Port Beach – Fremantle with all tickets sales to be send to help people in need in Brazil.

Photo by Gus Potenza. Dresses by Totem Australia / Melko melko.com.au

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