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

LIVE in the heart of the City

Juliana Areias @ The Shed – Concert Series –  March 7th to April 4th 2012

A very special musical treat for lovers of fine music, dance and entertainment.  Featuring some of the top musicians in town – pianist Tal Cohen, Bassist Adam Springuetti and Drummer Bronton Ainsworth – the band presents original tunes and their interpretations of songs made famous by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Brazil 66, Jorge Benjor, Noel Rosa, Cartola, JoaoBosco, Djavan, Maria Gadu, Vanessa da Mata, Lenine, Maria Rita, Gonzaquinha, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Luiz Melodia,  Zeca Pagodinho, Arlindo Cruz, Eduardo Godin, Rosa Passos and Rita Lee.

The night is also an exclusive opportunity to LIVE experience “Samba de gafieira” – an elegant and fun samba partner dance style originated in the 1940′s in Rio, created from an unique combination of Samba, Tango, Swing and other dance genre styles – that has established its own identity, allowing the dancers to express grace, playfulness, intimacy and strength in a different art form.

Samba de Gafieira Video by Marcelo Amorim & Ana Elisa – from Brasilia. (*Samba de Gafieira Classes in Perth are taught by Alisson Sandi & Audrey Isautier )

Born to Samba – February / March 2012 @ The Ellington Jazz Club – SOLD OUT

@ Ellington Jazz Club (191 Beaufort St)–  7/2,  20/3 .– See more photos here

“Hamony Week” in Australia – a celebration of all cultural diversity of this country. Come and celebrate it with a great Samba Party.

Carnival, the greatest party on earth. It was precisely in a Carnival summer night that Brazilian Singer Juliana Areias was born.

Due to the high demand and incredible success of  Juliana Areias – Born to Samba Concert on 7 February, she is back to celebrate and create her own carnival in Perth, bringing to the Ellington Jazz Club a taste of this unique atmosphere again. The concert embraces sensuous Brazilian rhythms featuring some of the finest Sambas of all times, uniting traditional and contemporary composers such as: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Benjor, Noel Rosa, Cartola, Joao Bosco, Gonzaquinha, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Luiz Melodia, Lenine,  Zeca Pagodinho, Arlindo Cruz, Eduardo Godin, Rosa Passos,  Rita Lee and Maria Gadu.

Supported by a smoking and sensational “Samba Big Band”, Juliana Areias is honoured  to share the stage with:

–         Marcio Mendes  (guitar , cavaquinho, percussion, backing vocal , musical direction /arrangement)

–         Adam Springuetti ( double bass, guitar, backing vocals  musical direction/arrangement)

–         Jeremy Greig (Tombone)

–         Chris Tarr ( drums)

–         Tom Foss ( percussion, backing vocals)

–         Gabriel Porto ( percussion, backing vocals)

–         Special guest: Mark Shanaham ( guitar 7/2) .

Juliana Areias’ career includes a performance at the revered Montreux Jazz Festival. 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:  The Ellington Jazz Club Website

Concert proudly sponsored by:

–  Oi Exchange– the best way to send money to Brazil. Perth representant: 0405279160

Totem  – Brazilian International Fashion Label

Daniela Collection – hand crafted Brazilian jewellery www.danielacollection.com.au

– Make up by Sand Dance

Sound engineer: Daine Spowart

Photos taken by Casa Juvenal ( Kiko Chao) on 7/2/2012 – here  and Timothy Grose.

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