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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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Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert celebrates Jobim’s 90 birthday and Bossa Nova’s 60th Anniversary

Juliana Areias – Jobim Songbook Concert

Saturday 20 January 7.00pm @ The Ellington Jazz Club – BOOK NOW

Let’s sway all the way to Copacabana Beach!

The Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias is back for her last show at The Ellington Jazz Club, before she embarks on her US Tour.

Celebrating Jobim’s 90th birthday and Bossa Nova’s 60th Anniversary, Juliana Areias presents a tribute to her favourite composer and bossa nova master; Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The concert will embrace timeless Jobim bossa classics – such as; The Girl from Ipanema, One note samba,  Corcovado, No more blues (Chega de Saudade), Waters of March (Aguas de Marco)  – which were introduced to the English Speaking world by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao & Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock, and Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding; –  as well as other breathtaking Jobim compositions that may sound new for the audience.

On board with Juliana Areias on this sensuous musical journey, the grooviest cats in town: Paul Millard – sax/flute, Ray Walker – guitar, Joe Southwell – bass and Bronton Ainsworth – drums.

Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by the legendary Brazilian music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct contact with the bossa masters inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

Juliana Areias’s career includes recent touring performances at the Sydney Opera House, at the Ronnie Scott Jazz Club in London, at Munganga Theatre in Amsterdam, at the Beco das Garrafas in Rio, Brazil and at the Tanks Jazz Up North Series in Cairns along with Kate Ceberano and The Cat Empire – as well as The Montreux Jazz Festival, Auckland Festival, America’s Cup (NZ), The Perth International Jazz Festival, WAM Festival, Kings Park Festival and Ritmo Festival at Darling Harbour performing for over 30,000 people.

Her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby”, produced in Perth with the support of the Department of Culture and the Arts of Western Australia, was featured as the “Changing Face of Australian Music” on ABC Radio National. It has been receiving regular air play in Australia, Europe, Japan, USA , Brazil and Latin America.

Juliana is also WAM – Western Australia Music Award finalist for Song of the year – World Music Category 2015 and Best World Music Act 2015/2016.