Free open air event – Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music – Juliana Areias – 29 Dec 2019

City of Fremantle and Fremantle Arts Centre present Juliana Areias at the Sunday Music Series, free open air event at the front garden of The Fremantle Arts Centre’s historical stone building ( 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle) on Sunday 29 December

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Press- release – Between Christmas and NYE – Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music presents Juliana Areias (Sunday 29 Dec)

 

FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE – SUNDAY MUSIC PRESENTS AWARD WINNING BRAZILIAN SINGER JULIANA AREIAS

SUNDAY 29 December 2019 – 2-4pm Free

 

Perth-based Brazilian singer Juliana Areias ends 2019 on a high note, with an open air free concert at The Fremantle Arts Center – Sunday Music on 29 December after being the finalist of Western Australian World Award Best World Music Act 2019 and her debut album ‘Bossa Nova Baby’ had charted at #70 on the US Jazz Top 100, following her win of ‘Best Brazilian Music Album’ at the US Focus Brazil Awards earlier this year.

Bossa Nova Baby’ was recorded and produced in Perth with the support of the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, and features some of Australia’s finest musicians, including seven-string guitarist Doug De Vries, bassist, arranger and producer Pete Jeavons, many jazz lecturers from WAAPA, and the late pianist and Perth jazz scene luminary Graham Wood.

At the Fremantle Arts Centre she will present her original songs from her award-winning album as well as exclusive and exuberant arrangements of bossa, samba, forro, maracatu, Canaval Samba-Reggae classics – showing the full spectrum of Brazilian Music with its multiple colours, vibrant rhythms and magical fusions. Always surrounded by fabulous musicians, her show at the Fremantle Arts Centre will featured the grooviest cats is town: saxophonist Paul Millard ( leader of Straight Ahead Big Band); WAAPA guitarist Joshua de Silva, born in Sri Lanka, Cuban bassist Arvis Mena (leader of The Cuba Son band), drummer Bronton Ainsworth (menber of Beleza Samba School / Adam Hall’s Band) and Brazilian percussionists Rafael Medeiros de Souza and Lee Coumbe (Mestre Ourico from Capoeira Cordao de Ouro Perth).

Originally from São Paulo, Juliana has lived in Perth since 2007. Growing up in Brazil, Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders by legendary Brazilian Music historian and journalist Ruy Castro, and it was he who nicknamed her ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, which she would go on to use as her album title.

No stranger to international acclaim, Juliana Areias has performed around the world at iconic venues, jazz clubs and festivals such as the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the Beco des Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro, but she still calls Perth home.

Before she goes touring the globe again, you can catch her at the Fremantle Arts Centre – Sunday Music on December 29. She confesses – “It has been a long time dream to perform at the Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music Series, one of my favourite places in WA! I am looking forward to taking the audience in a magic journey to the sounds of the country of Bossa Nova, Samba and Carnaval – and at the same time celebrating life and the the joy of producing the amazing music fusion we create here in Western Australia!”

Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided. Event Link: https://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/sunday-music-juliana-areias/

 

 

JULIANA AREIAS – FIREWORKS AT COPACABANA

JULIANA AREIAS – FIREWORKS AT COPACABANA

Saturday 14 December 7.00pm  at The Ellington Jazz Club – BOOK NOW

Juliana Areias invites you to party Brazilian-style, come and feel like you are in Rio for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Copacabana Beach! Roll-up for a magical night of rhythms and joy celebrating the festive season and the music of the country of bossa nova, samba and carnaval with Perth’s own Brazilian singer-songwriter – recent winner of the USA Focus Brasil Music Award and Best World Music Act – WAM Awards finalist – Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”.

This vibrant and sensuous concert will embrace some of Brazil’s most evocative rhythms and fusions – bossa, samba, baiao, maracatu, samba-jazz, samba-funk, samba-rock and feature many celebrated composers and interpreters as well as a few songs from Juliana Areias’s award-winning album “ Bossa Nova Baby” – currently in the USA TOP 100 Jazz Billboard Charts 2019. From fresh arrangements of  Jobim’s bossa classics such as The Girl from Ipanema, One note Samba and Sergio Mendes Brazil66’ popular samba recording Mas que nada to contemporary  Brazilian icons –  Djavan, Joao Bosco, Lenine, Arlindo Cruz, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Roberto Menescal, Joao Donato, Rosa Passos… and groovy surprises, like a bossa version of Katy Perry’s Fireworks song – This concert will make your heart sway into the samba beat and your imagination fly high!

In Brazil, the best New Year’s Eve Celebrations are by the sea, with fireworks, live music, and millions of people dressed in white bringing roses to Yemanja – the siren queen of the sea – while jumping seven waves and making wishes and resolutions for the new year. Feel free to dress in white, if you wish, or in your favourite colour!

For this exceptionally joyful concert, Juliana Areias has assembled a blazing line-up of sensational musicians and special guests – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth.  Juliana Areias is honoured to share the stage with:

– Joshua de Silva – Australian/Srilankan guitarist and singer;

– Paul Millard (leader of Straight Ahead Big Band)

– Arvis Mena – Cuban bassist and lead singer of De Cuba Son Band

– Bronton Ainsworth – Australian drummer (member of Straight Ahead Big Band and Adam Hall band, and Beleza Samba School).

And very special guests:

– Rafael Medeiros – Brazilian percussionist

– Ourico – Lee Coumbe – Australian percussionist and Capoeira teacher (leader of Cdo-Perth Capoeira Group)

–  Ana Lucia Pereira and Sarah Quinn – Let the Dance Speak – samba de gafieira and forro dance teachers and their students.

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.

Now it is your turn to feel alive and spellbound by the Bossa Nova Baby, 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 & Co – Bahia of All Rhythms Concert feat. Quentin Thony

Fri 29 March – Juliana Areias & Co – Bahia of all rhythms Concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club – PERTH – 7pm  – SOLDOUT

After the success of her USA and Japan tours in 2018, Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby”, is back at the Ellington Jazz Club. Juliana invites you on a musical voyage to Bahia, the “bay of all rhythms”. On this journey you will discover the origins of many of Brazil’s most significant musical movements: Samba, Bossa-Nova, and Tropicalia, as well as the Afro-Bahia fusions of Samba-de-Roda, Capoeira, Afoxe, Samba-Reggae and Carnaval.

In the late 90s Juliana Areias lived in Salvador, Bahia’s capital and also the first capital of Brazil. Salvador is the Brazil’s most African city, where colourful big drums are played in the streets and ladies still dress in the traditional African clothes made famous by the 1940s Hollywood star Carmen Miranda.

The Bahia of all rhythms concert will feature magic songs about the heavenly beach of Itapuan, (where Juliana used to live and started her singing career); mythic creatures such as Yemanja, the Afro-Brazilian Goddess of the Sea; African slave cultural contributions and the happiness of the Carnaval of Bahia. Juliana Areias will perform iconic bossa and afro-sambas composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell and Ary Barroso – to delicious tunes from Bahian artists such as Joao Gilberto (creator of Bossa Nova), Dorival Caymmi, Assis Valente, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Olodum, A Cor do Som, Novos Baianos, Roberto Mendes, Jorge Portugal and Raul Seixas as well as a few originals from Juliana’s internationally-acclaimed Bossa Nova Baby album.

For this exceptionally colourful concert, Juliana Areias has assembled a very special line-up of musicians and special guests – showcasing the amazing talent and cultural diversity we are so lucky to have in Perth:

  • Paul Millard, – Australian Saxophonist, flautist (Leader of Straight Ahead Big Band);

  • Joshua de Silva – Australian/Srilankan guitarist and singer;

  • Arvis del Vedado – Cuban bassist and singer ( leader of De Cuba Son Band);

  • Filippe Rimis – Brazilian drummer

    And special guests:

  • Quentin Thony – Reunion Island singer (leader of Soukouss Internationale Band)

  • Rafael Medeiros – Brazilian percussionist

  • Ourico – Lee Coumbe – Australian percussionist and Capoeira teacher (leader of Cdo-Perth Capoeira Group)

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.

Now it is your turn to feel spellbound by the Bossa Nova Baby, 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

Fri 29 March – Juliana Areias & Co – Bahia of all rhythms Concert @ The Ellington Jazz Club – PERTH – 7pm  – feat.  Special guest singer Quentin Thony. Book Now

Bossa Nova Baby Juliana Areias celebrates her double nomination for USA Florida Music Award Focus Brasil

Hello Bossa Nova Babies around the globe! What amazing news! I am so grateful and honoured to share with you that the Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby show and album have been nominated for two major awards in Florida, USA!

Would you consider voting for me? It only takes 30 seconds. Anyone in the world can vote at www.focusbrasil.org (for Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby in categories 7 and 8 for Best Musical Presentation and Best Brazilian Music CD).

If you do vote, please leave a message below so I can thank you individually.

Your support is very precious to me. Thank you so much for your generous vote and for being part of this journey!

The Focus Brasil Press Award is the most important event for Brazilian Culture and Arts in the USA.

After the craziness of living four months in the USA with the loves of my life, my partner and kids, to promote our artistic works there; investing so much courage, energy, money, time, hard work and emotion – it is humbly gratifying to be nominated among so many amazing artists… including many of our new incredibly talented friends and also one of my idols – Grammy & Latin Grammy finalist Antonio Adolfo (composer of “Sa Marina” and many other Brazilian iconic songs). Congratulation to all nominees! To be nominated alongside you is an enormous privilege… Thank you to the Focus Brasil Foundation team for all the opportunities and to all our old and new friends in the USA for opening the doors, your arms and your hearts, welcoming us so well…

I am eternally grateful to all of you…

Thank you so much for voting at www.focusbrasil.org (for Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby in categories 7 and 8 for Best Musical Presentation and Best Brazilian Music CD).

Kisses full of bossa!

Ju 🙂

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Olá Bossa Nova Babies ao redor do mundo! Olha que notícia fantástica! Com muita gratidão e honra compartilho com vocês que o show e álbum Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby foi nomeado para dois prêmios significativos na Flórida, Estados Unidos!

Será que posso contar com seu voto? Demora apenas 30 segundos para votar. Qualquer pessoa no mundo pode votar no website www.focusbrasil.org ( para Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, nas categorias 7 e 8 para melhor apresentação e melhor álbum).

Se você votar, por favor deixe uma mensagem abaixo, assim posso lhe agradecer individualmente.

O sua ajuda vale muito para mim. Muitíssimo obrigada pelo seu voto generoso e por fazer parte dessa jornada!

O Focus Brasil Press Award é o evento mais importante de Cultura e Arte Brasileira nos Estados Unidos.

Depois da loucura de ter ido morar por 4 meses nos EUA junto com os amores da minha vida, meu companheiro e filhotes, para promovermos nossa arte lá, investindo tanta coragem, energia, dinheiro, tempo, trabalho duro e emoções – é humildemente gratificante ser nomeada entre tantos artistas incríveis, incluindo vários de nossos novos e super talentosos amigos e também um dos meus ídolos , finalista do Grammy e Latin Grammy , Antonio Adolfo (compositor de “Sa Marina” e tantos outros clássico da música brasileira). Parabéns a todos nomeados! Ser nomeada ao lado de vocês já é um previlégio enorme… Super obrigada todo o time do Focus Brasil Foundation pelas oportunidades e por todos os nossos antigos e novos amigos nos EUA por abrirem as portas, seus braços e seus corações, nos recebendo tão bem…

Sou eternamente grata a cada um de vocês…

Muitissimo obrigada por votar no website www.focusbrasil.org ( para Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, nas categorias 7 e 8 para melhor apresentação e melhor álbum).

Beijos cheios de bossa!

Ju 🙂

Our Multiverse Tableau Vivant

“Magritte jumps into the sea
of Aphrodite, petite mort
Joan of Arc
kisses Da Vinci
tableaux vivant d’amour”

This is a translation from Portuguese of the last verse of the song “Belas Artes” ( Fine Arts) composed by Doug de Vries and Juliana Areias.  The song is dedicated to Juliana’s love,   Australian Cybernets Artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman. It talks about how Juliana sees Geoffrey’s artwork creations and inspirations. It is also about their love story and things they love doing together such as creating tableau vivants.

Tableau Vivant  – Joan of Arc – Created by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman & Juliana Areias –  Perth, Western Australia, October 2018.

Tableau vivant for Halloween… Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) was burned at the stake in 1431 for the heresy of talking directly with God and dressing and fighting as a man. Jeanne was one of thousands of people (mainly women) burned as witches in medieval times.

 

Tableau Vivant – Frankenstein, created  by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman and Juliana Areias – Perth, Western Australia, October 2017.

 

Tableau Vivant – Magritte Leap after Golconda by Rene Magritte, created by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman – Perth, Western Australia, March 2013.

The Lovers – Magritte Kiss by Rene Magritte. Juliana Areias and Geoffrey Drake-Brockman at MoMa,  Museum of Modern Art, New York , USA, March 2018.

Frida Kahlo & Rene Magritte surreal presence in a burlesque night…

“Frida Kahlo e Rene Magritte “baixaram” surreal-sorrateiramente na noite burlesca…”

Full Lyrics in Portuguese with English translation of the song “Belas Artes” (Fine Arts) by Doug de Vries and Juliana Areias, dedicated to Geoffrey Drake-Brockman.

 

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Let’s face it. Perth is great! It is time to celebrate it!

In between her USA and Japan tours, Juliana Areias is glad to be back home in Perth, Western Australia, celebrating the amazing original music and unique creative community of Perth.

“The greatest cultural lesson I have learned in America, was how much Americans embrace and celebrate their own culture and the arts, making ordinary life extraordinary. Let’s face it,  Perth has some of the best beaches of this planet, mesmerasing sky, trees, birds, friendly people, clean-safe-traffic free streets, a blessed life style and an amazing creative community exporting world class music, fine-art, films…  No more understatements, please. It is time we celebrate how lucky we are to be able to live and produce culture and arts here.  Perth is not just okay. Perth is great! Perth is wonderful! I love Perth! I am in love with Perth… I have always been… but now, even more than ever!I am so proud of calling Perth home and being part of this diverse and dynamic artistic scene. Let’s face the music and dance.”

In this spirit, after her “welcome back home” performances at the City of Perth’s Winter Festival (25/7) – Winter Sounds, celebrating the original music of Western Australia, produced by WAM ( Western Australia Music) and at the Ellington Jazz Club (28/7); Juliana Areias annouces her participation and support for the “Brazil V Australia Capoeira Fundraiser Gig”  at the Rosemount Hotel on Sunday 26th August 2018 featuring an ecletic line-up  from pop ballades, bossa, samba, capoeira to funk performers:

Renata Fantoches (4pm); Helen Townsend (4.45pm); Constanza Herrero (5.30pm); Belle Harvey & Band (6.15-6.45pm), Capoeira show (7-7.15pm);  Juliana Areias (7.30-8pm – with Joshua de Silva – guitar and Rafael Souza – pandeiro); Randa And The Soul Kingdom (8.15pm-9pm), Brazilian DJ (9-10pm).

“Perth’s great music scene gets together to support a genuine school dedicated to teach kids and adults the art of Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art which is more than a self defence fight, it is the expression of dance, music, culture and resistance created by our African slave ancestors which now is admired all around the world. My kids – now teenagers – were among the first children to learn Capoeira at this school and it is such a pleasure to see every year more people discovering and falling in love with it. Come this Sunday to experienceo a watercolour of sounds and how beautiful, fun and powerful Capoeira is. Facebook event : Brazil V Australia Capoeira Fundraiser Gig” – invites Juliana.

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A show tribute to Graham Wood

A red rose on the piano. A special night at the Ellington Jazz Club. Bossa Nova Baby Show Tribute to Graham Wood’s life, talent and legacy. Thank you everyone for being part of it last night. With love from all of us.

This week on Wednesday 19th July,  Perth lost Graham Wood, great pianist, academic, co-owner of The Ellington Jazz Club and founder of The Perth International jazz Festival. My condolences to the family, Alex, the kids… May Graham be with his beautiful mother Stella and his father… May Graham always be with us through his music and all that he has created to make a difference.

Of course the show Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby at the Ellington this Friday 21st, could not be a regular one, but also a tribute to Graham’s amazing legacy…

Without Graham, the Bossa Nova Baby album would not sound the same. Without Graham, there would be no Ellington Jazz Club, no Perth International Jazz Festival… It was even Graham who introduced me and recommended the talented young pianist Shai Martin who  performed and shared the Ellington stage with us this Friday… Without Graham all the pianists and jazz students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) would not be the same… Jazz would not be the same, Perth and Australia would not be the same…

You never know how you feel about death until it strikes…

RIP, Graham… Eternal life to your music, creations and legacy… With love from all of us…

Juliana Areias & Graham Wood. Photo take by Glen Moralee

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