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BOSSA NEWS SHOW – Celebrating over 100% success of the CD Crowd-funding Campaign

Juliana Areias-49 c Thank youYOU did it! Thanks to YOU, the Pozible crowd-funding campaign to produce the Bossa Nova Baby Album has been successful !  Contribute now and be part of it!  Thanks for your amazing support!  (  See full list of supporters  here )

Let’s celebrate it together !

– FRIDAY 4 APRIL – JULIANA AREIAS – BOSSA NEWS SHOW at the Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm – Book now

Juliana Areias-108 c After the milestone performance at “Mare cheia” – On the rise concert” greeting listeners for the very first time with her original work, Juliana Areias steps on stage again to sing more classic and contemporary bossa nova.

Juliana Areias-63bRecently compared to renowned contemporary bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto by Brazil’s acclaimed EPOCA Magazine and O DIA newspaper, Juliana Areias brings to the Ellington on the 4th of April a heart full of gratitude and good news about Bossa Nova Baby Album crowd funding campaign.

This is a beautiful opportunity for Perth jazz fans to enjoy another little taste of Juliana Areias’ original work whilst witnessing and taking part in this inspiring catharsis that comes into fruition live. To celebrate with Juliana Areias, bringing their always appreciated skills and talent, will join the stage Graham Woods (piano), Marcio Mendes (guitar / percussion), Paul Millard (sax / flute), Pete Jeavons (bass) and Chris Tarr (drums).

Photos by Dani Mendes.

– FRIDAY 4 APRIL – JULIANA AREIAS – BOSSA NEWS SHOW at the Ellington Jazz Club – 7pm – Book now

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These are the amazing “angel supporters” of this Album –  in Australia, Brazil, Italy, France, New Zealand, Qatar, Andorra, England,  USA and Switzerland – so far!

  See full list of supporters  here

CORPORATE SPONSOR OF THE ALBUM

  1. *** METAX ***

HONORARY PRODUCERS OF THE ALBUM

  1.  *** Geoffrey Drake-Brockman ***  
  2. *** Jose Wilson Areias Mendes *** 
  3. *** Marcia & Reginaldo Farias Santos Family ***
  4. *** ZAMBELLI’S PIZZA ***

SPECIAL PATRONS OF THE ALBUM

  1. ***Odair Ortega***
  2. ***Frederico Correa Ramanzini***
  3. ***Graca Cabral Mendes***
  4. ***Ascelino Teixeira Mendes*** 

CAMPAIGN SPONSORS

  1. Fashion clothes by MELKO/ TOTEM AUSTRALIA,
  2. Jewelry byDANIELA COLLECTION,
  3. a draw of AU$500 by OI EXCHANGE ,
  4. Samba no pe dance classes by SANDDANCE 
  5. Dance classes all styles by  JUAN RANDO DANCE ACADEMY 
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Live demo of 3 songs that will be recorded at the Bossa Nova Baby Album : http://www.pozible.com/julianaareias

Honored to present METAX – Official Corporate Sponsor of the Bossa Nova Baby Recording Project

THANK YOU 9 79%  Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby CD Crowd Funding 5 March 2014Welcome on board METAX ( www.metax.com.br )! Thank you for supporting culture and the arts worldwide. Thanks to all 88 supporters so far! Any little bit helps, please be the next: http://www.pozible.com/julianaareias 

 

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.

Encore: Juliana Areias now playing!

Juliana Areias has two different performances Saturday & Sunday at Perth International Jazz Festival

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The Bossa Nova Baby is honoured to be filling in for Victoria Newton at the Perth International Jazz Festival on Saturday, 25 May, 3pm at Weld Square.

A blissful and relaxing afternoon full of truly authentic bossa nova leads the tone of Juliana Areias’ concert in the company of Tal Cohen (piano), Mark Shanahan (guitar), Paul Poolley (bass), Chris Tarr (drums).

Following a classic Brazilian jazz repertoire fans will be delighted to enjoy tunes from composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Benjor (Sergio Mendes/ Brasil 66), Rosa Passos and others.

Our samba de gafieira afficionada, Juliana Areias will also do a very special appearance on Sunday, 26 May, sharing the stage with Marcio Mendes & Perth Samba Social Club at the Perth Cultural Centre. Among the heat of the lively drums and trumpets, Juliana Areias promises a surprise act. Don’t miss out!

RODA DE CHORO: SOLD OUT *** EXTRA BOSSA SHOW 1 MAY ***

After last night’s Sold Out  concert at Kulcha,  last opportunity to enjoy this collaboration prior  Doug’s whole ensemble goes back to Melbourne:

– Wed 1 May – The Perth Jazz Society presents The Collaboratory with Juliana Areias and Doug De Vries Trio @ The Ellington Jazz Club  – 7pm  BOOK NOW

*** Doug De Vries Trio touring from Melbourne

Concert’s  review by Garry Lee – The Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia

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An intimate evening of Bossa Nova performed by leading exponents of Brazilian Music in Australia – Perth based Brazilian singer Juliana Areias and Australian virtuoso guitarist Doug de Vries ‘s Trio – touring from Melbourne – featuring singer Diana Clark and percussionist Al Kerr – interpreting Jobim and other Brazilian pioneers such as master guitarists Baden Powell, Raphael Rabello and Yamandu Costa – with just voice, guitar and percussion delving into the essence of this subtle yet rich repertoire.

When jazz guitarist Doug de Vries first became smitten with Brazilian music, he had no idea that his affectionate flirtation with this music would blossom into a full-blown affair – and then an enduring relationship.  Over the past decade, de Vries and his other great love (Diana Clark, his partner in music and life) have immersed themselves in the traditions of choro, bossa nova, samba and MPB (Brazilian popular music).  The spirit of Brazil has now seeped into their consciousness to become part of their creative DNA, informing their approach to their own jazz-infused compositions.

 Vries and Clark have established a loyal fan base in Australia and travel to Brazil regularly for collaboration and inspiration for their compositions. The duo’s recordings ‘A Knot in the Wood’ and ‘Three Shadows of Blue’ winning Arts Critics favour in the USA for their fine interpretations of Bossa and Brazilian Popular Music. Together they have been intoxicating audiences throughout Oz, the Pacific, Brazil and beyond, selling over 12,000 independent releases.

De Vries’s have performed with Brazilian Jazz Stars Yamandu Costa, Mauricio Carrilho, Hermeto Pascoal, Luciana Rabello, Jorginho do Pandeiro, Proveta and Lula Galvao and also toured and recorded with major Australian artists such as Don Burrows, Kate Ceberano, Anthony Warlow, Paul Grabowsky, Vince Jones, and Judy Jacques, as well as Barbara Morrison and Andy Bey from the United States.

Brazilian singer Juliana Areias’ career includes a performance at the revered Montreux Jazz Festival. Known as “The Bossa Nova Baby” – a nickname given by Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro (author of Bossa Nova’s best-seller book Chega de Saudade) , Juliana brings with her the magic subtleties, stories and the evolution of the bossa rhythm that has inspired people to sway gently for over 50 years. Her authentic Brazilian voice, sense of groove, engaging charisma and a very personal and passionate stage presence are trademarks of her work. More information at: www.julianaareias.com   BOOK NOW

Doug De Vries – Guitar

Juliana Areias – voice

Diana Clark – voice

Al Kerr – pandeiro

Special guest:  Asha Henfry – flute

Sound engineer : Daine Spowart

Photos by : Lili Riechen

Video by : Crown Productions

Cameras: Faran Saberi  and Joel Young

Juliana Areias sponsors: Oi Exchange, Totem Australia, Daniela Collection and Total Brazil Beauty.

Special thanks to The Fairbridge Festival for inviting The Sexteto Zona Sul to WA.

PERTH’S PREMIERE – RODA DE CHORO – THE FATHER OF SAMBA AND BOSSA NOVA

TUESDAY 30 April 2013  – 8pm @ Kulcha ( Upstairs 13 South Tce Fremantle ph: 93364544 – *** SOLD OUT ***

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DOUG DE VRIES’ SEXTETO ZONA ZUL FEATURING JULIANA AREIAS

A night of Brazilian Samba

IMG_4330 Roda De Choro Kulcha Doug De Vries Sexteto Zona Sul Juliana Areias Doug and Corey King photo by Gabriel Teixeira Australian virtuoso guitarist Doug de Vries’ Sexteto Zona Zul from Melbourne team up with Perth-based Brazilian singer Juliana Areias for a night of authentic, traditional ‘Chorinho’ music. Precursor to the samba and bossa nova, Chorinho is a rich and playful genre of Brazilian music – the perfect match for the ‘Samba de Gafieira’ dance.

Featuring a distinctive combination of stringed instruments – guitar, mandolin, cavaquinho, seven-string guitar – with flute, pandeiro percussion and stunning voice, this unforgettable musical experience will move your soul and your feet.
IMG_4183 Roda De Choro Kulcha Doug De Vries Sexteto Zona Sul Juliana Areias photo Asha Henfry Flute  by Gabriel TeixeiraIMG_4260 Roda De Choro Kulcha Doug De Vries Sexteto Zona Sul band Juliana Areias photo by Gabriel TeixeiraDoud de Vries – mandolin, tenor guitar
Asha Henfry – flute, alto flute
Adam May – Cavaquinho
Ken Murray – guitar
Corey King – 7-string guitar
IMG_4302 Roda De Choro Kulcha Doug De Vries Sexteto Zona Sul Juliana Areias  Diana Clark photo by Gabriel TeixeiraIMG_4298 Roda De Choro Kulcha Doug De Vries Sexteto Zona Sul Juliana Areias Marcio Mendes and Al Kerr photo by Gabriel TeixeiraAl Kerr – Pandeiro

Special Guest : Diana Clark ( voice / triangle/ caxixi) and Marcio Mendes ( tamborim, cuica and tan tan.)

IMG_4333 Roda De Choro Kulcha Doug De Vries Sexteto Zona Sul Juliana Areias photo by Gabriel TeixeiraIMG_4326 Roda De Choro Kulcha Doug De Vries Sexteto Zona Sul Juliana Areias photo by Gabriel TeixeiraSound engineer Arun –  Arunachala Satgunasingam

See photos by Gabriel Teixeira and Tomas Pradas

Roda 13 Juliana Areias Roda De Choro Kulcha Doug De Vries Sexteto Zona Sul Juliana Areias photo by Tomas PradasVideo by : Crown Production

Cameras: Faran Saberi  and Joel Young

Juliana Areias Sponsors: Oi Exchange, Totem Australia, Daniela Collection, Total Brazil Beauty.

Special thanks to The Fairbridge Festival for inviting The Sexteto Zona Sul to WA.

TUESDAY 30 April 2013  – 8pm @ Kulcha  *** SOLD OUT ***

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