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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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PERTH’s MOST ICONIC BEACH FRONT INDIANA AT COTTESLOE – Indigo Oscar VIP LAUNCH FEATURING GLAMOROUS BRAZILIAN MUSIC DANCE AND FLAVOURS.

Brazilian singer Juliana Areias accompanied by her quartet and Sandance were the artists chosen to perform at the VIP Launch of Indigo Oscar – in Cottesloe, at the Indiana Tea House, the most iconic beachfront and postcard of Perth. This spot that used to be the dancing ballroom of Perth’s Society in the 1930’s is back and full of life and glamour with the new colours, flavours and sounds of Brazil! Brazilian music and the beach – always the perfect combination! Check the photos and the West Australian article below.

Next Concert Sat 11 Dec – Juliana Areias – Oceano Yemanja – End of the Year Concert at The Ellington Jazz Club . Tickets and info at www.julianaareias.com (link in bio)

Let’s catch the wave!

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Juliana Areias – Best Brazilian Singer – #1 People’s Choice – Best of Brazil Global Awards 2021

According to High Profile Magazine published in London, Juliana Areias is in the TOP 10 Best Brazilian Singers around the World. Top 5 finalist of the Best of Brazil Global Awards 2021 and #1 People’s Choice, the most voted of the finalists. So truly this is only thanks to you! Thank you for your vote, love and continuous support! Thank you for appreciating the Brazilian Music Fusion we produce in Australia. Thank you for motivating me to keep creating! Gratitude! 🙂

Looking forward to celebrating it with you on Sat 11 Dec Juliana Areias – Oceano Yemanja – End of the Year Concert !

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RINSING 2021 in the Ocean waters of YEmanJa

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Juliana Areias – Oceano Yemanja Concert – Sat 11 Dec 2021 – Book Now

Hoist the colours high and set your imagination free. Perth’s own award winning Brazilian singer-songwriter – Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, invites you on a musical voyage to the waters of Yemanja, The Queen of the Sea to bid farewell to 2021 and inspire new energy for 2022!

The Oceano Yemanja Concert will feature songs about the seven seas of Yemanja, iconic beaches, mythic creatures, lost treasures and magic tales of Neptune, Poseidon, sirens, mermaids, pirates, fish-men, African ships and Atlantis’s mysteries.

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

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

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

Juliana Areias has performed on major stages internationally including the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro. Local performances include concerts at The Perth Festival, and as a soloist with The Perth Symphony Orchestra for the 2021 Western Australian of The Year Awards. 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 2019/2020. Juliana has also been five times finalist for Western Australian Music Awards.

Now it is your turn to be entranced by the authentic musical stylings of the Bossa Nova Baby herself, 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

Juliana Areias – Oceano Yemanja Concert – Sat 11 Dec 2021 – Book Now

Juliana Areias – Oceano Yemanja Concert – Sat 11 Dec 2021 – Book Now

Hoist the colours high and set your imagination free. Perth’s own award winning Brazilian singer-songwriter – Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, invites you on a musical voyage to the waters of Yemanja, The Queen of the Sea to bid farewell to 2021 and inspire new energy for 2022!

The Oceano Yemanja Concert will feature songs about the seven seas of Yemanja, iconic beaches, mythic creatures, lost treasures and magic tales of Neptune, Poseidon, sirens, mermaids, pirates, fish-men, African ships and Atlantis’s mysteries.

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

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

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

Juliana Areias has performed on major stages internationally including the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro. Local performances include concerts at The Perth Festival, and as a soloist with The Perth Symphony Orchestra for the 2021 Western Australian of The Year Awards. 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 2019/2020. Juliana has also been five times finalist for Western Australian Music Awards.

Now it is your turn to be entranced by the authentic musical stylings of the Bossa Nova Baby herself, 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

Juliana Areias – Oceano Yemanja Concert – Sat 11 Dec 2021 – Book Now

Spring vibes with Juliana Areias – Flor de Maracuja – The Passion Flower Concert – Sat 13 Nov

PERTH – Sat 13 November – Juliana Areias – Flor de Maracuja – The Passion Flower Concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm – BOOK NOW

Perth’s own award-winning Brazilian singer-songwriter, Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, invites you celebrate 2021 Spring 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

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Juliana Areias – Feminina Concert – a tribute to Brazilian Women Composers – Sat 16 Oct 2021

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

Juliana Areias invites you to be seduced by the music of some of the most iconic Brazilian women composers of all time. Tune your senses and get to experience the true colours of Brazilian women’s love, passion, lust, loss, nature, instinct, intuition, power, motherhood, work, friendship and identity.

The Feminina Concert will celebrate what means to be a woman – the full spectrum of pleasures and challenges – according to the creative perspective of an amazing selection of Brazilian women songwriters: Joyce, Rosa Passos, Rita Lee, Marina, Marisa Montes, Ceu, Maria Gadu, Adriana Calcanhoto, Ana Carolina, Luedji Luna, Fatima Guedes, Zelia Duncan,  Maria Luiza Jobim, Vanessa Moreno, Vanessa da Mata, Teresa Cristina, Alcione, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Ivone Lara, Dolores Duran and Ale Kali. All of them are inspirations for Juliana Areias.
This concert will happen in the week of the 174th birthday of  the virtuoso, prolific and daring pianist Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazil’s first woman conductor and successful composer who had her first musical hit in 1877 – a song called “Atraente” (attractive) in a polca-choro style. Also from Chiquinha Gonzaga comes the very first Carnival March Samba called “O, Abre Alas” (Please give way) released for the Carnival of 1899 and sung every Carnival parade in Brazil ever since. Chiquinha certainly pathed the way for every other Brazilian woman composer, including Rita Lee, Brazil’s queen of Rock, who recorded many songs with Joao Gilberto – the father of Bossa Nova. Rita and Joao, both pivotal musical influences for Juliana Areias as an artist.

This blazing concert will also showcase the sensational talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth. Juliana is always honoured to share the stage with her amazing Bossa Nova Baby Band featuring the grooviest cats in town: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Joshua de Silva – seven string guitar, Filipe Rimis – 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. Local performances include concerts at The Perth Festival, and as a soloist with The Perth Symphony Orchestra for the 2021 Western Australian of The Year Awards.

Now it is your turn to be entranced by the authentic musical stylings of the Bossa Nova Baby herself, 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