At the Fremantle Festival 2010 – Trible dose of Brazil

As part of the Fremantle Festival 2010 and in partnership with Kulcha – The Multicultural Arts Centre of Western Australia – non profit organization;  Zeroii Arts & Science and  Juliana Areias Productions present for the first time in Australia, OS SALTIMBANCOS – A KIDS MUSICAL by Chico Buarque ( Brazilian song writter icon). Sunday 14 November – 2pm – 4pm – $5  @ Kulcha (1 st Floor, 13 South Tce Fremantle)   Online booking here

 Program yourself to enjoy the 3 Brazilian attactions at the Fremantle Festival on  Sunday 14 November:

– 12.20pm -1.20pm – Ginga Brazil Concert at the Essex Street Carnival Stage (corner with the Esplanade Hotel). – featuring  Juliana Areias (vocal), Glenn Rogers ( guitar), Adam Springuetti ( bass) and Marcio Mendes (percussion-drums ).

–  2pm to 4pm – Os Saltimbancos Musical at Kulcha – 1s Floor, 13 South Tce. ( See flyer information above).

– 4pm to 5pm – Beleza Samba School at the Street Parade. People who come to watch the Saltimbancos at Kulcha, will be also able to enjoy the passing of the parade from Kulcha’s Balcony.

A special thank to “Os Saltimbancos Flyer” designers: Illustrations by Evan Scott – 0406 303 725; Concept and artwork by Gilberto Carvalho – 040207 4911 . (Obrigadao, esta valendo Gibinha!).




If you believe witches are supposed to be evil, bad and ugly, think again.

Prepare your costume: Witches, Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters, Zombies, Werewolves, Wizards, Skeletons, Mummies, Spiders, Devils, Centaurs, bats, Cyclops, Mermaids, Dragons, Gargoyles, Sepents, “Exus”, “Mulas sem cabeca”, “Cucas”, “Curupiras” and “Saci Pereres” are invited. Are you ready?

See you there! Ha ha ha !!!

Juliana Areias –
The witch of the sands :-)

Photos here .

The Brazilian Zest Jazz Club great start

The Brazilian Zest Jazz Club had its official premier last Friday at Rigby’s Bistro with  Juliana Areias, Greg Howieson, Marcio Men­des, and Heni playing great Brazilian and French Jazz hits.

Thanks to you who came to enjoy the music, the food and the drinks (Nova Schin and Guarana Schin).

A big, big thanks to all our sponsors: Morrison, Carmen Steffans, Daniela Collection, Nova Schin, Schin Guarana do Brasil, Karla Martins e Ingrid Tomasini. 

The Jazz Club runs every Friday night bringing  always different guest musicians and repertory. Next Friday, Juliana Areias accompanied by Glenn Rogers, one of the most talented guitarists of Perth, for a night of silky bossa nova, jazz fusions and improvisation.

You can see the Brazilian Zest Jazz Club Premier photos here

The Brazilian Zest Jazz Club Premier Night feat. Juliana Areias Quartet

A groovy premier night of beautiful sounds, Brazilian flavours and smiling souls. Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias with Greg Howeson ( keys), Heni  Kaspi (sax, clarinet and flute) and Marcio Mendes ( percussion-drum kit). Free entry. Full info at the upcoming gigs page.

Event Sponsors : Morrison, Carmen Steffans, Daniela Collection, Nova Schin, Schin Guarana do Brasil, Karla Martins e Ingrid Tomasini.

Ginga Brazil Concert Review and what’s next.

The Ginga Brazil Concert at Kulcha, the Multicultural Arts Centre of Western, was a great success.

In a quartet format, Juliana Areias (voice), Glenn Rogers (guitar), Adam Springhetti (double bass) and Marcio Mendes (percussion) had the pleasure to perform to a great and attentive public of Brazilian Music lovers on the 23 July. Their sophisticated repertoire included songs by Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Joao Bosco, Ivan Lins, Djavan, Joyce and Lenine; among others composers.

Their innovative arrangement for “Carinhoso” (by Pixinguinha) demonstrated how a melodic choro can also become a pulsing baiao. 

The public cheered with excitement and enthusiasm the 3 original tunes of the concert: “Mare Cheia” (Johannes Dimyadi/ Juliana Areias); “Relaxa” (Adam Springhetti/Juliana Areias) and “Flecha de Oxossi” (Glenn Rogers/Juliana Areias) – where the genuineness of the cuica sound transported everyone to the mystical dimension of samba.

At the end of the concert, the public were still keen to listening to the performers’ music for much longer.  Many people have also inquired about CDs for sale. However it is not available yet, the next goal of the project is to record it. Therefore, keep your eyes and ears at to be the first ones to know about it.

Seasoning the night, Brazilian Zest provided a delicious platter of typical Brazilian finger foods: pao de queijo ( Cheesebuddy), kibe, coxinha and risoles. (See the upcoming gigs page to find out about the new Brazilian Zest Jazz Club with Juliana Areias and guests starting from Fri 27 August).

“It was a stunning and magical night of Brazilians and Aussies creating music and celebrating cultural diversity together. A ruge thank to Kulcha  and  “gros merci”  to Bruno, ( Kulcha’s sound engineer of the night). Thank so much to all involved in this production (from musicians to sponsors), to all present in the concert and to all friends from near and far. Thank you for being part of it. Obrigadao!”. – says Juliana Areias.

Ginga Brazil Concert and Juliana Areias  were  proudly sponsored by:

– Daniela Collection – Jewellery and acessories;
– Brazilian Zest – Events and Music
– Central Park Hair Design – (Juliana Mariotto);
– Yngrid Tomasini – beautician ( make up)
– Giba Carvalho and Yngrid Tomasini ( photos).

See a short video of Ginga Brazil Concert here

What’s on

 Perth has a new residence for Brazilian Music Lovers.

The Brazilian singer Juliana Areias ( vocalist of So Brazil Duo) is leading a new project called the “BRAZILLIANT NIGHT” – every Wednesday from 8pm at The Ocean One Bar – Scarborough Beach ( 1 Manning St).
Performing in a band format,  Juliana Areias will always have special guest musicians.
The evening starts from 8pm with silky bossa nova, samba and “MPB da boa” , progressing to others upbeat Brazilian rhythms and fusions that are sure to “make you feel like dancing” – forro, baiao, xote, maracatu, carimbo, samba reggae, samba funk and samba rock – up to Midnight.
To complete the “Barzinho feel” and your Brazilliant Night experience, special Brazilian finger food and drinks are served at The Ocean One Bar.

See Brazilliant Night Photos



Contemporary dialogue between bossa nova, Jazz, pop, funk, rock, samba, choro, forro, MPB and tango

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