NOCTURNUS – A Brazilian Halloween Party

SATURDAY 26th OCT 2013 – 8.30pm @ KULCHA  BOOK NOW 

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Juliana Areias Nocturnus - A Brazilian Halloween PArty KulchaInspired Brazilian singer Juliana Areias celebrates the mysteries of the night the Brazilian way, exploring for the first time the collective imagination of her own culture and its “darker elements”. From traditional Gothic lullabies, seductive vamp ballads, African slave chants, blues and rock magic portions, to evolving energetic samba spells, here is a night to have fun between fantasy and reality. Halloween dress is encouraged at this festival of fantastic creatures, tales, myths and songs!

Along with Juliana Areias, the fantastic “Black Cats” multi-instrumentalists and singers   Marcio Mendes , Gus Potenza, Ashley de Neef and special guest Arunachala Satgunasingam.

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“Sweet Vampire”, this concert is dedicated to you.

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Sao Paulo and now, Sydney here we go again !

Juliana Areias - Perth Samba Social Club Marcio Mendes Perth International Jazz Festival 2013 CROPAfter the São Paulo premiere of Samba Resolution, documentary that features Juliana Areias, Marcio Mendes & the Perth Samba Social Club, for the third consecutive year Juliana Areias heads to Sydney to perform at the Ritmo Brazilian Day, this Sunday, 15/9, from 2:30pm.

It has been quite an exciting couple of months for Juliana Areias with many interesting performances. One of them, at the Perth International Jazz Festival, was captured by the lenses of the Perth-based film director Antony Webb, winner of the past “Young Filmmaker of the Year”.

Juliana Areias Perth Samba Social Club Perth International Jazz Festival Stage 2013 CROPThe premiere of Samba Resolution was organised by its producer, Claudia Rondon, and happened on the 10th of September in São Paulo at Cinematilha, Matilha Cultural – a renowed space that supports culture. Journalists, Austrade – Consulate of Australia in São Paulo as well as sponsors from Socana Cachaça and Yes Australia were present at the event.

Check out Juliana Areias interview and one of her performances at the Perth International Jazz Festival and get ready to enjoy her concert in Sydney inspired by the State of Minas Gerais with tunes by João Bosco, Beto Guedes, Milton Nascimento and others.

Juliana Areias  at the Ritmo Brazilian Day Festival 2013 – Darling Harbour – Sydney

New Video Series – Luxurious bossa, samba, bolero and chorinho tunes

A Juliana Areias by Lili Riecken 023_20130501New Video Series featuring  Juliana Areias with virtuoso Australian Guitarist Doug de Vries’ Trio & Sexteto Zona Sul and  special guests Diana Clark and Marcio Mendes.

The new youtube playlist is composed by 12 videos where Juliana interprets a fine selection of iconic bossa nova, samba, bolero and chorinho tunes composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim ( Inutil Paisagem, So danco samba); Carlos Lyra ( Influencia do Jazz) with Dolores Duran ( O negocio eh amar); Chico Buarque ( Samba de Orly,  Samba do grande amor), Dorival Caymmi (Rosa Morena), Pixinguinha ( Carinhoso), Cartola ( Preciso me encontrar), Ivone Lara ( Sonho meu) and  Rosa Passos ( Samba sem voce).

G Juliana Areias, Al and Diana Clark by Lili Riecken 160_2_20130501The  new Playlist was launched on 26 July 2013, Doug de Vries’ birthday while himself  along with Diana Clark, Heloisa McMillan , Mike & Andy Beven were touring Brazil and performing with some of the Brazilian Instrumental Music Masters such as Yamandu Costa, Rogerio Caetano, Marcelo Goncalves, Ronaldo do Bandolim, Ze Paulo Becker, Joao & Maria Souto and  Carrilho Family.  Happy Birthday Doug!

B Juliana Areias and Doug De Vries by Lili Riecken 109_20130501Special thanks to Kulcha, The Ellington Jazz Club, The Perth Jazz Society,  The Jazz Guitar Society of WA and The Fairbridge Festival for supporting this collaboration Project.

Video by Crown Productions. Fotos by Lili Riecken .

Project produced by Juliana Areias.

H Juliana Areias, Doug de Vries , Asha Henfry, Al Kerr by Lili Riecken 121_20130501

The World’s Music & Art Rendezvous

The heart of New Your’s Culture is now in Perth. 

Juliana Areias’ music  meets Frida Carlo, Van Gogh , Dali and Beyond at AGWA – The Art Gallery of Western Australia 

Friday 19 July 2013 –  Guided Tour 6pm /  Show 7-8pm  $19 – BOOK NOW

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This visually stunning exhibition presents 134 masterworks by 96 of the world’s greatest artists. Re-imagining the world around them, these artists invented new strategies that shaped modern art. This exhibition presents three of the most fundamental artistic genres which link and transcend the ‘isms’ of twentieth century art, from Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and beyond to the art of today.

This outstanding collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, and media works from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York spans over 120 years and presents the timeless subjects of landscape, still life, and portraiture with renewed urgency and vitality.

Works by eminent artists such as van Gogh, Picasso, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Klimt, Dalí, Kahlo, Wesselmann, Koons, and Richter allow you to experience some of the most innovative interpretations of traditional genres, and discover a renewed sense of wonder at what the world can be. Many of the most important artists of the 20th century will be represented, with works that reinvented Landscape, Still Life and Portraiture in their time.

Juliana Areias full  interview for WAM / AGWA:

1) How will performing as part of the Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond exhibition shape your performance?

Art Semana art moderna Sao Paulo Juliana Areias websiteI feel that performing at a modernist exhibition such as this one has a lot to do with my work in the sense that the Brazilian music as we have today already is, to a certain extent, a result of what happened in Brazil during the Modern Art Week in 1922.

There and then, this artistic and cultural movement brought about patriotism and Brazilians started to transform all arts coming from overseas – in what was known as the “Anthropophagite Manifesto”– making that art their own.

The music that I do today is a contemporary dialogue with that artistic movement. My music has been influenced by various musicians and composers from Brazil and overseas where I have lived since the age of 21. I try to stay true to my cultural roots while communicating with the audience of the world through my music, so I blend in the tunes my own creative approach offering to the listeners something that goes beyond any clichés which is very important to me. Like for the artists in this exhibition, I aim with my performances to break boundaries, language barriers and preconceived ideas, mixing the old and the new, the simplicity and the sophistication that can help us all think outside the box.

2) Do you have a favourite artist from the Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond exhibition?

Art Frida Kahlo Sun and Life painting Juliana Areias websiteWhenever I talk about visual arts it is always hard to tell. I always absorb something from all artists and this comes from the natural curiosity of a former fine arts student from Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal da Bahia where I confirmed that apart from the classes about “History of Arts and Aesthetics”, I was more interested in singing at the university choir. That said, I feel particularly connected with the work and Art Frida Kahlo self portrai in a velvet dress juliana Areias websitebiography of Frida Kahlo. I love her colours, the authenticity and honesty of her work. She was a woman who was not scared to say what she thought and felt both in her professional and personal lives. Once again, she was nowhere near any clichés, in my opinion. I like the way Frida explores the feminine universe, feelings and I will certainly dedicate a song to her – as “music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

What can the AGWA audience expect from your performance?

I will be there with all my heart to blend classic and contemporary bossa and samba. I love the spontaneity and flair with which Mark Shanahan, Adam Springuetti and Chris Tarr improvise and I cannot wait to enjoy the company of their sassy music notes. My music embraces a wide spectrum of the Brazilian rhythms that at times also resonates with jazz and other international music styles. 

4) What has the last 12 months been like for your band?

A very inspiring and busy year of work, creation and collaboration with some of best jazz musicians in Australia, such as the virtuoso Melbourne guitarist Doug de Vries, Perth’s dearest pianist Tal Cohen, musicians from the Cirque du Soleil, performing at concerts all around WA, Australia and overseas as well, during summer having more then 20 performances per month.

5) Can you tell us a bit about your style of music?

As the Brazilian journalist and writer Ruy Castro would agree when he nicknamed me as “the bossa nova baby”, I cannot deny that bossa nova is my essence as a singer. I must confess that even if through the “bossa nova” lenses, I do love exploring other Brazilian styles – such as samba, forro (baiao, xote, chachado), maracatu – and creating a relation between them and other international music styles such as jazz, funk and rock.

6) What is the best gallery or exhibition you have ever visited?

Art Espace Dali Paris Juliana Areias websiteThis is a hard question. I have been to quite a few galleries and exhibitions in South America, Europe and a few here in Australia. I would even go further and say that I really like street art or “the gallery outside the gallery”. When I used to live in Geneva in Switzerland in the late 90’s, I used to go to Paris quite regularly, it was then that I visited the “Espace Dali” not only did I enjoy the art collection but also – and mainly – loved being in Montmartre.

AArt Masp Juliana Areias website museum that has always been very dear to me and that I used to visit quite regularly was MASP (Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo). MASP is internationally recognised for its collection of European art, considered the finest in Latin America and all Southern Hemisphere. This is a place that makes me really proud of the city where I was born, Sao Paulo, MASP is right in the heart of the city, on Paulista Avenue (Avenida Paulista). It is a pulsing vein of the Brazilian metropolis and not only it exhibits art but also political engagement, acting involuntarily as a stage for public demonstrations, debates and sometimes even concerts.

Art Carybe Juliana Areias websiteIn Brazil, one of my favorite artist is Carybe from Bahia (actually, he was born in Buenos Aires but he is also Brazilian). He was one of the pioneers at the Modern Art in Bahia. I fell in love with his work because I lived in Bahia for four years. His work can be found at various public places in Salvador.

Geoffrey Drake-Brockman art work photo collage by Juliana AreiasHere in Perth, I have been particularly fascinated  by the Coppelia Project of Australian artist  Geoffrey Drake-Brockman whose work, in broad terms, links science and art. This is something that interests me in a world where our perception is constantly being influenced by the inevitable technological platforms. As a performer and ‘samba de gafieira dance’ lover, I can’t wait to see how robot ballerinas will sync their steps with human ones on stage. Worth watching the Artist’s  TEDx Talk  for background and context of his work. 

7) What do you do when you’re not playing music?

Art Samba de Gafieira Original by PicassomioThe mind is always working and creating. Even when I’m not performing, rehearsing, composing; I am always involved with other aspects of music production. I pretty much manage my career on my own, so I also have to keep up with website updates, promotion, sponsors, video productions. I also dedicate time to other passions such as learning and practicing Samba de gafieira Dance – the Brazilian answer to Tango; it is a very elegant and lively form of dance for couples. I also spend time supporting culture related business, associations and similar cross-cultural initiatives. And of course, I love to enjoy time and get inspired by my kids, family, friends, people, the sea, the nature and all forms of art in general.

8) Which other musicians inspire you?

My favorite singers are Rosa Passos, Leny Andrade, Leila Pinheiro, Rita Lee Esperanza Spalding and local jazz singer James Flynn. And my favourite composers are Tom Jobim, Djavan, Lenine, Steve Wonder and John Mayer.

9) What does the next year have in store for you?

I will definitely continue with the concerts and I will start working more intensely on my new original album and tour.

10) What has been the highlight of your career thus far?

It is funny how so many small moments can be life changing in an artist’s career. I can guarantee there have been many of those, which were extremely valuable and would be enough subjects for a few long chats.

But a few key concerts so far have certainly won a special place in my career as they symbolise that the broader audience has connected with my work: Montreux Jazz Festival 1998, American’s Cup 2002, Auckland Festival 2005, Darling Harbour 2011/2012 performances for over 30.000 people, and more recently, the inaugural Perth International Jazz Festival 2013.

Metropolis show – the whole world in one single city

Juliana Areias - Metropolis show at the Ellington 13 July 2013Saturday 13th of July, 7pm at the Ellington Jazz Club – Book now

Metropolis Juliana Areias gig 3 by Lisa Cocks 13 July 2013Juliana Areias – who is an unconditional fan of Jobim and also originally from Sao Paulo – expresses her pride for her home city in this new concert “Metropolis” which celebrates “paulista” artists and musicians and their love for what was known in the words of Eduardo Gudin in the song “Paulista”, “the whole world in one single city.”

Metropolis Juliana Areias and Marcio Mendes  Lisa Cocks 13 July 2013Sao Paulo is a melting pot of cultures that makes it a vibrant metropolis. Amidst what some call the “urban jungle” and the chaotic lights of intense traffic, Sao Paulo also hides positive political effervescence and artistic expressions of all sorts. In a country where the amazing landscape is not a privilege of the “paulistas” (people originally from the State of Sao Paulo), it is not uncommon to see a slight glimpse of jealousy of “paulistas” in regards to the “cariocas” who are the “owners” of the iconic Brazilian postcard views of the Corcovado, Metropolis gig 4 Juliana Areias Marcio Mendes Ben Vanderwal Lisa Cocks 13 July 2013Christ Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf. – Sung and acclaimed by many overseas in the tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Like many large cities in the world, Sao Paulo ranks as the 5th largest with a total population of 27 million people and its cultural richness comes from the mix with the various migrants that “paulistas” are very proud of. Italians, Lebanese, Japanese, Koreans, South Americans and many others are responsible in a way for the poetry and the lyricism of the Sao Paulo tunes.

Metropolis gig 2 Juliana Areias Ben Vanderwal Adam Springuetti Lisa Cocks 13 July 2013With the protests that emerged in Brazil in June, having started in Sao Paulo, the eyes of the world left the beauty of Brazil’s famous landscapes from Rio to notice Sao Paulo. With that, “paulistas” around the world revisited their love and hate for their city. In “Metropolis”, Juliana Areias will sing the beauties of Sao Paulo remembering the amazing artistic and cultural landscape that no other city in Brazil can offer. Inspired in parts by the content of the project “Pump my carroça” the singer will voice out her pride in being from Sao Paulo through songs that show that where there is art, there can be love for a city that also nurtures romance and social change.

Paulista Avenue Avenida Paulista by Juliana AreiasJuliana Areias, Marcio Mendes, Ben Vanderwall, Adam Springhetti and special guests will present a repertoire featuring songs such as “Sampa”, a northeastern read on Sao Paulo; “Trem das onze”, a light hearted samba classic that reflects the day to day of the outskirts of Sao Paulo in the 60’s, especially the Italian migrants from Barra Funda and Bras; Familia gangster ska (Rap), “Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo” – a Brazilian parody of “New York, New York” from the band Premeditando o breque and songs from contemporary paulista artists such as Ceu. “When I think about Sao Paulo, I think about this sarcastic humour which I believe is one of the best humour of Brazil such as Rita Lee,  Titans, Ultraje a rigor, Mamonas Assassinas. These are the elements that I would like to bring to this show.”, says Juliana Areias.

Every Mind is a world by Juliana AreiasBrazilian chanteuse Juliana Areias has lived for many years in Europe (Switzerland) and New Zealand prior to moving to Australia. Always working in the music circuit, her career includes a performance at the revered Montreau Jazz Festival. Her authentic Brazilian voice, sense of groove, engaging charisma and a very personal and passionate stage presence are the trademarks of her work.

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Photos by Sandra Barbosa and Lisa Cocks . Drawing by Juliana Areias
Special Thanks to Thiago Mundano, artist and creator of the ” Pump my Carroca” Project which has inspired this concert.
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Hot Hot Winter

Perth Winter Arts Season 2013

Juliana Areias Duo at  The Winter Supper Club  – Friday 28 June 2013 – 4.30 – 8.30pm

Open Free Event at Perth CBD:    Perth Town Hall  undercroft and foyer ( cnr of Hay St and Barrack St). See Map 

Juliana Areias - Perth town hall show me Perth City of Perth Winter Arts Season 20133On the last Friday of each month, Perth Town Hall undercroft and foyer transforms into a warming winter food market.

Stop by for a pre-show bite from your favourite street food vendors serving up dishes including paella, baked potatoes, mulled wine, chocolate, tagine, soul food, empanadas, churros and hot chocolate.

There will be live entertainment and music teasers from the Winter Arts Season to get a taste of what the program has to offer.

Warm up with some delicious winter fare and enjoy the free performances for a great start to the weekend.

Awakening: the Brazilian Experience concert with Juliana Areias

Brazilian Flag Change Brazil no Left no right forward Juliana AreiasThe City of Perth presents Juliana Areias –  Brazilian Experience show this Sunday 23 June 2-3pm at the heart of the City, as part of the Sunday Piazza Live Series  at the Northbridge Piazza ( corner of Lake St and James St).
When the concert was booked and nicknamed by the City of Perth more than 9 months ago to provide the audience with a stunning afternoon of classic and contemporary bossa, samba, fusion, originals and improvisations of Brazilian music –  nobody could have anticipated what would be happening in Brazil right now.
Since the 13th of June, social media networks have flooded with news about protests which started with the complaints about the rise of the bus ticket and have escalated to a horizontal and independent Brazilian movement claiming for general improvement of Brazil as a nation – with less corruption, less violence, more public health, access to education. Brazilians around the world have joined the cause and in more than 25 countries scheduled peaceful gatherings to express their solidarity and support to what has received an international nickname “#changebrazil”. In times when Brazil is in the limelight due to the World Cup and the Olympics, the Brazilian community in Australia has also decided to show that there is no apathy here. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast have organised peaceful marches for this week called Brazilian Awakening.
Here in Perth, it is no different. The Brazilian Awakening mindset will come with the audience of Juliana Areias free concert and they will sing along with their hearts to express through art and music their solidarity and love for their home country under the beautiful Perth sky.
 As one of the  Brazilian culture Ambassadors in Australia, it is no coincidence that Juliana Areias supports the peaceful and artistic expression in Perth, as Juliana herself as a teenager and student happened to be part of the 1992 political  march led by the youth in Brasilia in 1992, later known as the “Caras Pintada” movement, and which culminated with the impeachment of the president Collor.
Wake up to sing with us. I hope you enjoy the experience…for a #change.
Sunday 23 June 2013 – 2-3pm @ The Northbridge Piazza ( crn Lake St and James St) Free event.. See Map
Band line up: Juliana Areias ( lead vocal), Marcio Mendes ( vocal/percussion/guitar), Adam Springuetti (bass), Tal Cohen ( keyboard) and Ben Vanderwal ( drums).
#changebrazil informative video

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