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World’s eyes in Rio. Rio’s ears in Perth.

Rio de Janeiro! Carnival has just finished in the Capital of Samba and while the city gets ready to host the next Soccer World Cup 2014 and Olympics Games 2016, one of its greatest newspapers  Jornal O DIA dedicated a half page article to Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias –  Bossa Nova Baby next album in the International Women’s Day. Rio de Janeiro, the city of Antonio Carlos Jobim  and most of Bossa Nova’s icons. Rio, always embracing music and culture.   ( Google’s translation of the article /   Online article )

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-Second article published this week in Brazil about the Bossa Nova Baby Recording Project : Magazine – REVISTA EPOCA – Editora Globo by Bruno Astuto with Acyr Mera Junior, Dani Barbi :.www.pozible.com/julianaareias    Google’s translation of the article  / Online article

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A Big clap and special thanks to journalists Ricardo Schott , Bruno Astuto, Acyr Mera Junior, Dani Barbi, Karla Rondon Prado, Claudia Jardim Rondon and Rodrigo Vasconcellos.

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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 

 

Baby steps: NEW original album!

It’s on! The crowd-sourcing campaign to raise funds for the production of Juliana Areias’ first original album, “BOSSA NOVA BABY”.

By contributing you can pre-purchase the album and be rewarded with fabulous prizes. PLAY  NOW 

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Birthday Show – “Mare Cheia”: On the rise – 7 Feb 2014

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 BOOK NOW – Juliana Areias – “Mare Cheia”:On the rise 

@ The Ellington Jazz Club – Friday 7 Feb 2014 – 7pm 

Juliana Areias – “Mare cheia”: on the rise

Juliana Areias, the Bossa Nova Baby is back to the Ellington Jazz Club celebrating “another trip around the sun”. This time, the full tide (“Mare Cheia”) of our new year brings to you the waves of top bossa nova classics and Juliana Areias’ original music created in collaboration with dear friends and talents from the four corners of the globe.

Mare cheia”: on the rise concert is a unique opportunity to embark on a special celebration of Juliana’s musical journey listening with exclusivity to some of the original songs, including “Mare cheia”, that will feature on Juliana’s first album currently under production.

Performed for the very first time at the Ellington Jazz Club by Graham Wood (piano), Marcio Mendes (guitar / percussion), Paul Millard (sax/flute), Pete Jeavons (bass) and Chris Tarr (drums); this milestone performance melds music notes and life adventures that carry flavours and influences from Juliana’s favourite composers such as Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, Djavan, Baden Powell, Joao Bosco and Lenine.

More information at The Ellington Jazz Club website

Kiosk Floreat Beach – 5th Summer Season – From 31/10

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Summer time!  Brazilian songstress Juliana Areias is back at the Kiosk – Floreat  Beach , for a new  and sensational Sunset-Song-Summer Season  of “Brazilian Music & The Beach – The Perfect Combination”, launching the season accompanied by Gus Pontenza , Brazilian talented guitarist and singer recently arrived in Australia. Together, they will perform a fine mix of traditional bossa and samba favorites with contemporary rock, pop and soul influences.

Free entry, bookings :  ph:92850048

New Video Series – Luxurious bossa, samba, bolero and chorinho tunes

A Juliana Areias by Lili Riecken 023_20130501New Video Series featuring  Juliana Areias with virtuoso Australian Guitarist Doug de Vries’ Trio & Sexteto Zona Sul and  special guests Diana Clark and Marcio Mendes.

The new youtube playlist is composed by 12 videos where Juliana interprets a fine selection of iconic bossa nova, samba, bolero and chorinho tunes composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim ( Inutil Paisagem, So danco samba); Carlos Lyra ( Influencia do Jazz) with Dolores Duran ( O negocio eh amar); Chico Buarque ( Samba de Orly,  Samba do grande amor), Dorival Caymmi (Rosa Morena), Pixinguinha ( Carinhoso), Cartola ( Preciso me encontrar), Ivone Lara ( Sonho meu) and  Rosa Passos ( Samba sem voce).

G Juliana Areias, Al and Diana Clark by Lili Riecken 160_2_20130501The  new Playlist was launched on 26 July 2013, Doug de Vries’ birthday while himself  along with Diana Clark, Heloisa McMillan , Mike & Andy Beven were touring Brazil and performing with some of the Brazilian Instrumental Music Masters such as Yamandu Costa, Rogerio Caetano, Marcelo Goncalves, Ronaldo do Bandolim, Ze Paulo Becker, Joao & Maria Souto and  Carrilho Family.  Happy Birthday Doug!

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Video by Crown Productions. Fotos by Lili Riecken .

Project produced by Juliana Areias.

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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.

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!

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

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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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