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

Juliana Areias – True Live Concert – Back in action – Perth Sat 15 Aug 2020

Juliana Areias – True Live Concert

Saturday 15 August 7.00pm @ The Ellington Jazz Club – Perth, Australia – BOOK NOW

After her “All That Samba” tour of Singapore and Australia, completed just before the epidemic lockdown,  Perth’s own Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby” is glad to be back on stage to present her “True Live” Concert!

“True Live” will showcase the songs that inspired Juliana to keep her sanity, hope, and joy during the fearful pandemic period. She will pay tribute to the iconic Brazilian songwriter Aldir Blanc – who died of Covid -19 on May 4th. Aldir’s unforgettable sambas were co-composed and recorded by some of Brazil’s best artists such as Elis Regina, Joao Bosco, Guinga and  Moacyr Luz.

The concert will also reflect on Juliana’s Brazilian-Australian-Kiwi-World Citizen identity and how we all can feel related to the Black Lives Matter movement through the joyful and powerful songs of Afro-Brazillian composers such as Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Milton Nascimento, Carlinhos Brown, Luiz Melodia, Ale Kali and Luedji Luna. Juliana, originally from Sao Paulo City, has always been passionate in exploring her European, African and Indigenous roots. Juliana will also touch on her connection with Bahia, the most African State of Brazil, where she lived prior to moving to Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia.  Above all, this concert will celebrate the rich mixture of humanity, the joy of being alive, and the life-changing contributions made by music and musicians.

Juliana Areias is looking forward to performing again with her band of dear friends and incredible musicians – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Joshua de Silva – guitar, Tommi Flamenco – bass, Bronton Ainsworth – drums and special guests: percussionists Rafael Medeiro de Souza and Lee Coumbe along with samba de gafieira and forro dance teachers Ana Lucia Pereira Silva and Sarah Quinn – co-founders of “Let The Dance Speak”

Juliana Areias is an award-winning Brazilian Singer-Songwriter. Her debut original album “Bossa Nova Baby” won “Best Brazilian Album” at the US Focus Brazil Awards in 2019 and spent five weeks in the US Jazz Top 100 . Juliana has been nominated five times for Western Australian Music Awards including Best World Music Act and Best Song. Dubbed the “Bossa Nova Baby” by iconic Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro, Juliana has performed across Europe, USA, Japan, Latin America and Australia – including shows at the Sydney Opera House,  Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Green Room in New York, Fukiagi Hall in Japan, Auckland Festival, and Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro. 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: www.julianaareias.com

Juliana Areias – True Live Concert

Saturday 15 August 7.00pm @ The Ellington Jazz Club – Perth, Australia – BOOK NOW