WA TALENTS PLAY AT THE DARLING HARBOUR FOR EXPECTED AUDIENCE OF 30,000

Perth musos surf the Sydney wave this weekend – Brazilian singer Juliana Areias and Marcio Mendes (Sambalicious) two unique performances at the Darling Harbour:  Sat 17/9 – 7-8pm @ Tokio Hotel, ( Cockle Bay Wharf – accoustic chill out session) and  Sun 18/9 – 3-4pm  @ Ritmo Brazilian Festival (Tumbalong Park – upbeat band ). Tour sponsored by:  ECU International Office and Oi Exchange.  Just catch the Wave!

Listen to SBS Radio  Interview  to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Wollongong  (by Rui Bernardes in Portuguese). 

September 2011 – Perth is showing that it is a city that brings culture, art and people together all over Australia. This coming Sunday, 18th of September, some of Perth’s finest  world music  talents will be in Sydney performing at the Ritmo Brazilian Festival. Sponsored by the International Office of Edith Cowan University (ECU) and Oi Exchange;  Brazilian jazz singer Juliana Areias  and Marcio Mendes, Thiago Santos from Sambalicious  will step on stage to represent Perth’s culturally diverse music talent and encourage study at WA’s most vibrant university in Australia’s most exciting and liveable city.

The Ritmo Brazilian Festival is Australia’s biggest and most important Brazilian event. In it’s 12th edition, it is part of the annual events calendar of the Darling Harbour Foreshore Authority. In 2010, it attracted 30,000 people fulfilling its aim to promote the benefit and joy of diversity in Australian society. The event is an opportunity for people from all backgrounds to meet and have a fun day whist learning about Brazilian Culture.

 Created by the not-for-profit organization BraCCA – The Brazilian Community Council of Australia, the 12th Ritmo Brazilian Festival happens this Sunday at the Tumbalong Park (Darling Harbour) and promises to be a fun day of free entertainment and another example of celebration of Australia’s unique cultural diversity.

Filled with music, dance and Brazilian cuisine, people from all backgrounds will join the party and be able to listen to Juliana Areias and Marcio Mendes in concert for the first time thanks to Edith Cowan University, OiExchange and Brazil WA.

Their repertoire is still a surprise, but the smoking musicians will certainly bring along with them the hottest and originally Brazilian moves and grooves from the sands of the beautiful beaches of the state that nurtures their talent, Western Australia. 

See more photos here

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Back at the Ellington

“Great, very personal, full of passion, beautiful, natural” – it’s how the audience describes her performance.

After the success of her latest concerts at the Fremantle Festival, Sunset @ Subi  and her premiere night at the Ellington, Juliana was back at the Ellington with  her authentic Brazilian voice, great stage presence, groove and charisma on 8 June.

The audience rolled up for a stunning night of classic and contemporary bossa, samba, fusions, originals and improvisations featuring some of Perth’s most versatile musicians: guitarist Glenn Rogers, bassist Matt Bell and drummer Michael Boase – creating a new ‘Ginga’.

Ginga is a Brazilian word that describes the signature element, the malleable bilateral motion and spirit that Brazilians present in everyday life – always keeping in rhythm.

Ginga Brazil Concert repertoire embraced several shades of the Brazilian music spectrum and its resonance upon jazz and other international musical styles. Performing compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Pixinguinha, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Joao Bosco, Ivan Lins, Djavan, Joyce, Ceu, Lenine and Arlindo Cruz; the concert also brough original tunes composed by Juliana with local and international music partners around the world.

See more photos of the premiere concert here – 20 April 2011. Photos taken by Felipe Azevedo, Gilberto Carvalho, Renata Martins and Sandra Barbosa. Featiring: Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias, guitarist Glenn Rogers, bassist Pete Jeavons, drummer Michael Boase, pianist Tal Cohen and Brazilian percussionist Marcio Mendes

See more photos of the concert II here – 8 June 2011. Photos taken by Felipe Azevedo and Cema Santos. Featuring Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias, guitarist Glenn Rogers, bassist Matt Bell and drummer/percussionist Michael Boase.

Sponsors: Daniela Collection, Totem, Oi Exchange and Carmen Steffens.

Make up: Sand Dance
Hair styling: Jacqueline Arenhardt
Video production: Luciana Negrao

Sound engineer: Liam Crosby

Production coordenator: Juliana Areias

Juliana Areias – Sunset @ Subi Concert Series


* Photos taken at Juliana Areias’ contagious performance at the latest Sunset @ Subi Concert Series. It attracted a crowd of over 700 people, including Mrs. Heather Herderson, Mayor of Subiaco. Juliana has also opened the Kulcha’s Balcony Music Season 2011, filling Fremantle’s air with her magical Brazilian sounds to the delight of  Mr. Brad Pettitt- Mayor of Fremantle and all people who stopped at the street to enjoy her Ginga Brazil Concert.

Sunset @ Subi – Event Production: PAN International. Coordenation: Leigh Jarrett
Juliana Areias sponsors:

Photos: Gilberto Carvalho, Timothy Grose. Video: Claudia Rondon & David Meadows
Daniela Collection Jewellery, Totem Brazilian Internation Fashion Designing , Carmen Steffans high fashion footware , Jacqueline Arenhardt (hair style ) and Sand Dance – (make up).

Special thanks to all sponsors, friends and enthusiast crowd for your presence and support. Special thanks to my friend Roberta Alves, you continuous to be part of it.

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