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.
Sponsors: Totem, Daniela Collection, Oi Exchange, Total Beauty and SandDance

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!

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 www.julianaareias.com 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