Best Brazilian Music Album released in the USA was produced here in Perth, WA

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Florida USA – Tribute to 60 years of Bossa Nova – Focus Brasil 2018 Florida

Three nations unite – the USA, Australia and Brazil – to celebrate the music of Perth-based Brazilian singer/songwriter Juliana Areias. Her album “Bossa Nova Baby” is winner of Best Brazilian Music Album released in the U.S. at the Focus Brasil Awards in Florida.

Juliana Areias has just been announced as winner of Focus Brasil Awards in Florida, receiving the award of Best Brazilian Music Album released in the U.S., for her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby”. The album was produced in Perth, Western Australia with the support of the Department of the Culture and the Arts (now called Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries – DLGSC). DLGSC is also supporting Juliana Areias to travel to receive the award and perform at the Focus Brasil Red Carpet Gala Ceremony at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in Florida on Saturday 11 May 2019. Back in Perth, she will celebrate at her next show at the Ellington Jazz Club, her favourite Australian Jazz venue, on Friday the 24th of May.

Juliana Areias’ Bossa Nova Baby album is available on all digital platforms including Spotify, Youtube  and web; www.julianaareias.com

After enthralling audiences across the USA, Australia, Japan , Europe and Brazil,  Juliana Areias, the “Bossa Nova Baby” celebrates  her award for Best Brazilian Album released in the USA at the Focus Brasil Awards in Florida.

In 2018, Juliana Areias, along with her partner Cybernetics Artist Geoffrey Drake-Brockman and her kids Jobim and Lilas, embarked on the adventure of living in Manhattan for several months to promote their artistic works. Juliana Areias performed and promoted her Bossa Nova Baby album in New York, California, Florida, New Jersey and Washington DC.

Juliana Areias and Yamandu Costa

“After all the craziness of interrupting our work lives and the kids school routine by moving for months in the USA, with the loves of my life, my partner and my kids, to promote our artistic works there – and investing so much courage, energy, money, time, hard work and emotion – it is humbly gratifying to be among so many amazing artists at this award… Including the superstar prima-ballerina Ana Botafogo and opera singer Thiago Arancam, my dear Ivo de Carvalho and Yamandu Costa and my idol Antonio Adolfo (composer of “Pretty World/Sa Marina” as covered by Steve Wonder in 1971, by Ivete Sangalo in 2011 and many others). Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! To be alongside you is an enormous privilege… Thank you to the team at Focus Brasil Foundation and to all our old and new friends in the USA for opening your doors, your arms and your hearts, welcoming us so well… Thank you so much my beloved  Perth City and all who helped to give birth to this Bossa Nova Baby. Thank you all who have listened to or will listen to this album made with so much love…  I am eternally grateful to all of you…” – Juliana Areias thanks and celebrates her award win.

Sao Paulo born Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by legendary Brazilian Music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also nicknamed her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct exposure and unique experience inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

Juliana Areias left Brazil in 1996 and she has been living in Perth, Australia since 2007. Perth, the most isolated capital of the world, is where she has produced her first original album “Bossa Nova Baby” with the support of the Department of the Culture and the Art of Western Australia and a crowdfunding campaign. The album features some of the best Australian Jazz musicians including seven-string guitarist Doug De Vries and many Jazz lecturers from WAAPA – the best Jazz University in Australia located in Perth, including bassist, arranger and producer Pete Jeavons and the late pianist Graham Wood.

The Bossa Nova Baby album presents a dialogue between Bossa Nova and other music genres such as pop, jazz and tango – creating a contemporary Latin Jazz musical fusion which is taking the Australian and the International music scene by storm. It was praised by Roberto Menescal, one of the creator of Bossa Nova and it was also declared as the “new face of Australian Music” by ABC Radio National.  The twelve songs of the album talk about places, people, sounds and stories from Juliana’s wonderful current life in Perth as well as reminisce about her past in Brazil, Switzerland and New Zealand. The album features songs including Maré Cheia / Full Tide (a pop-funk tune about the Yemanjá – queen of the sea in Afro-Brazilian Mythology); Flecha / Arrow (a samba-jazz tribute to Rio de Janeiro City);  Garoto de Copacabana / Boy from Copacabana (a bossa tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, composer of the iconic The Girl From Ipanema); Missão / Mission (a samba dedicated to the Samba de Gafieira Dance community in Perth); Belas Artes / Fine Artes (a choro about her love Geoffrey Drake-Brockman’s artworks and artistic inspirations in Perth).

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 Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand and the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro as well as an audience of 30,000 at the Ritmo Festival in Darling Harbour.

Now it is your turn to be 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

Website: www.julianaareias.com
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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JulianaAreiasMusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/juliana-areias-1/tracks

Juliana Areias travel to perform and receive the Best Brazilian Music Album released in the USA Focus Brasil Awards in Florida on 11 May 2019 for her original album Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby produced in Perth, Western Australia is supported by DLGSC – Local Governament, Sport and Cultural Industries – Culture and the Arts of Western Australia (DCA).

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Prêmio Focus Brasil Award 2019 na Florida, une três nações – EUA, Brasil e Austrália – festejando a música da cantora e compositora Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, vencedora do melhor álbum brasileiro lançado nos EUA.

Acaba de ser anunciado o resultado do prêmio de música Focus Brasil Awards na Flórida com Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby ganhando o prêmio de melhor álbum brasileiro do ano lançado nos EUA. O álbum foi produzido em Perth, na Austrália com o apoio do Governo Australiano, que também trará Juliana Areias para se apresentar e receber o prêmio na Cerimônia de Gala do Focus Brasil Awards no Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Fort Lauderdale) no sábado 11 de maio de 2019. Em Perth, a celebração acontecerá na sexta 24 de maio, no Ellington Jazz Club, sua casa de jazz favorita.

O álbum Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby está disponível em todas as plataformas digitais incluindo Spotify, Youtube e também no website www.julianaareias.com

Após encantar audiências pelos Estados Unidos, Austrália, Japão, Europa e Brasil,  a grande estrela da música brasileira na Austrália, Juliana Areias, a Bossa Nova Baby, comemora a vitória do seu primeiro álbum autoral Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby como o melhor álbum de música brasileira lançado nos EUA.
Em  2018, Juliana Areias junto com esposo escultor cibernético australiano Geoffrey Drake-Brockman e filhos Jobim e Lilás, embaracou na aventura de morar por vários meses em Manhattan, apresentando e divulgando pessoalmente o álbum Bossa Nova Baby em New York, California, Florida, New Jersey e Washington DC.
Juliana Areias and Yamandu Costa

“Depois da loucura de interromper nossos projetos e escola das crianças na Austrália para vir morar nos EUA por meses para promover nossa arte, investindo tanta coragem, energia, dinheiro, tempo, noites perdidas, emoção e trabalho intensivo , é uma grande alegria e muito gratificante estar ao lado de tantos artistas fantásticos nessa premiação, incluindo a super bailarina Ana Botafogo e cantor de Ópera Thiago Arancam,  meus queridos Ivo de Carvalho e Yamandu Costa, meu ídolo Antônio Adolfo ( multi- grammy finalista e compositor de Sá Marina (Pretty World) , gravada por Stevie Wonder em 1971,  Ivete Sangalo em 2011 em,  e tantos outros), . Parabéns a todos os nomeados e ganhadores! Estar ao lado de vocês é um previlégio enorme… Super obrigada ao time todo da Fundação Focus Brasil por todas as oportunidaes, a todos os antigos e novos amigos nos Estados Unidos por abrirem as portas, braços e corações, nos recebendo tão bem… Muito obrigada minha amada cidade Perth, na Australia e todos que me ajudaram a dar luz ao álbum Bossa Nova Baby para o mundo. Obrigada você que  já ouviu ou ainda vai ouvir esse álbum feito com tanto amor. Sou eternamente grata a todos vocês” – Juliana Areias agradece e comemora a premiação.

A cantora e compositora paulistana Juliana Areias foi apelida desde a adolescência de Bossa Nova Baby pelo próprio Ruy Castro, jornalista e autor do bestseller Chega de Saudade – A história e as estórias da Bossa Nova – que a levou para os bastidores da Bossa Nova, inspirando-a a seguir a carreira artística.
Juliana Areias saiu do Brasil em 1996 e mora em Perth, na Austrália desde 2007,  a capital mais isolada do mundo, onde o seu primeiro álbum autoral, o Bossa Nova Baby foi produzido, com o apoio do Governo Australiano, campanha de financiamento coletivo, e com a participação dos melhores músicos de jazz da Austrália, incluindo o violonista de sete cordas Doug de Vries e os professores do WAAPA – a melhor faculdade de jazz australiana localizada em Perth, o baixista, arranjador e produtor Pete Jeavons e o recém falescido pianista Graham Wood.

O CD Bossa Nova Baby, aclamado pela crítica australiana e brasileira foi elogiado por artistas tais como Roberto Menescal, um dos fundadores da Bossa Nova e foi considerado como a nova face da música australiana pela Radio Nacional ABC da Austrália. O álbum apresenta um diálogo da Bossa Nova com outros estilos como pop, jazz e tango  – criando uma fusão musical contemporânea que está conquistando o cenário musical australiano e internacional. As doze faixas do álbum, retratam lugares, pessoas, sons e estórias, desde sua linda vida atual em Perth até reminicências do seu passado no Brasil, Suiça e Nova Zelândia. Algumas das faixas de destaque são Maré Cheia / Full Tide (um pop-funk sobre Yemanjá); Flecha /  Arrow (um samba-jazz para a cidade do Rio de Janeiro);  Garoto de Copacabana / Boy from Copacabana (uma bossa tributo ao Tom Jobim e sua canção Garota de Ipanema); Missão / Mission (um samba dedicado ao grupo de gafieira do qual faz parte em Perth); Belas Artes / Fine Artes ( um choro sobre as obras de artes e as inspirações vindas de Perth presentes no trabalho de seu amor, o artista cibernético australiano Geoffrey Drake-Brockman).

Juliana Areias se apresentou em célebres palcos ao redor do mundo incluindo o Sydney Opera House, o Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club em Londres, o Green Room em Nova York, o Montreux Jazz Festival na Suíça, o Auckland Festival na Nova Zelândia, o Fukiagi Hall no Japão, o lendário Beco das Garrafas no Rio de Janeiro, e o Ritmo Festival em Darling Harbour, para um público de mais de 30.000 pessoas.

Agora é a sua vez de mergulhar e se encantar pelas ondas sonoras da Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.

– “A menina dos olhos da cena de jazz de Perth. O lançamento do álbum Bossa Nova Baby eleva Juliana acima de uma mera cantora especialista em bossa nova. A cantora impecavelmente arrasa no seu elegante dueto e co-composição Belas Artes com o melhor violonista 7 cordas australiano, Doug de Vries” – The Australian – Tony Hillier

– “É bossa que bate bola com o jazz -como vem acontecendo desde os anos 1960 – e que acerta o alvo. “Bossa nova baby” é surpresa de boa canção brasileira feita longe e ainda ignorada entre nós..” – O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the Latin Grammy Award.

– “ A idéia de misturar estilos e culturas se reflete na vida e música de Juliana Areias.” – Daily Record, USA – Bill Nutt

Website: www.julianaareias.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulianaAreias.BrazilianSinger/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JulianaAreiasMusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/juliana-areias-1/tracks

O Álbum Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby esta disponível em todas as plataformas digitais incluindo Spotify e também no website www.julianaareias.com
A viagem para se apresentar e receber o prêmio de Melhor Álbum de Música Brasileira lançado nos Estados Unidos – Focus Brasil Awards na Flórida no dia 11 de maio de 2019 para o seu álbum autoral Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby, produzido na Austrália Ocidental é apoiada pelo  DLGSC – Local Governament, Sport and Cultural Industries – Culture and the Arts of Western Australia (DCA).

Hello Australia! Bossa Nova Baby is back – February special shows

andy-bevan-juliana-areias-and-mike-bevanCalling all bossa nova, chorinho and samba aficionados. Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby is back after her inspiring tour to Brazil, the country of Carnival!

In February Juliana will present 3 special concerts :

  • mike-bevanJuliana Areias & Mike Bevan (Adelaide) Quartet at  Fremantle Jazz (12//2) Beyond  Bossa Nova Show – Unifying the “fathers” of Bossa Nova ( Antonio Carlos Jobim) and Chorinho (Pixinguinha).
    Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby (Brazil) and Mike Bevan (Adelaide), sharing the stage with Paul Millard (sax/flute)and @Mike Boase Michael Bo’azz (drums). They will present a stunning afternoon of cool jazz, summer sambas, breezy bossa and captivating choros – Brazil’s most sophisticated musical genre and precursor of samba – authentically performed by Mike on a 7-stringed guitar. It will also be a great opportunity to enjoy groovy improvisations and interesting originals such as Estrela Acalanto (Star lullaby) and Garoto de Copacabana (the Boy from Copacabana) co-composed by Mike and Juliana.

    Juliana has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s in London. She has been featured on ABC Radio National, receiving rave reviews and continuous airplay in Australia, Europe,Japan and Latin America. Music historian Ruy Castro has dubbed her ‘Bossa Nova Baby’.

    Mike Bevan has performed jazz, blues and Brazilian music locally, nationally and internationally in Brazil, Japan, Korea and the US. He has payed in WOMAdelaide, Bellingen Global Carnival Famous Spiegeltent Fringe, cabaret and international guitar festivals with Doug de Vries and Yamandu Costa.

  • ravensthorpe-wa-mini-poster-facebook-juliana-areias-bossa-nova-babyJuliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby show in Ravensthorpe Town Hall – Regional WA   (18/2).
  • Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby back to the Elligton Jazz Club – Perth (25/2). 

The Bossa Nova Baby show has been embraced by audiences across the whole of Australia, Europe and Brazil, showcasing contemporary arrangements of well loved bossa and samba standards – such as “Mas que Nada” and Jobim’s “The Girl From Ipanema”  – as well as Juliana Areias’s original songs from her multi-award nominee album “Bossa Nova Baby”  which has been featured on radio nationally and in Europe, Japan, the United States, New Zealand and Latin America.

Juliana will share her passion and the stage with top musicians Paul Millard (sax / flute), Ben Matthew (piano), Joe Southwell (bass), Vince Pavitt (drums) and surprise guests.

Get ready for a sensuous night of fun, rhythms and beautiful music not to be missed, all to celebrate the Latin spirit of the Carnival Month!

More information at : www.julianaareias.com

Reviews:

–  “We celebrate the changing face of Australian music with Brazilian-born, Perth based singer Juliana’s excellent, Bossa Nova-centred album.” – ABC Radio National – Daily Planet – Lucky Oceans.
 
– “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.  –  O GLOBO– Brazil– Antonio
Carlos Miguel – Music critic  and judge member of the “Latin Grammy Award”.
 
– ” A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords, Belgium/Europe –  Patrick Van de Wiele .

 

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!

B Juliana Areias and Doug De Vries by Lili Riecken 109_20130501Special thanks to Kulcha, The Ellington Jazz Club, The Perth Jazz Society,  The Jazz Guitar Society of WA and The Fairbridge Festival for supporting this collaboration Project.

Video by Crown Productions. Fotos by Lili Riecken .

Project produced by Juliana Areias.

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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

Roda 13 Juliana Areias Roda De Choro Kulcha Doug De Vries Sexteto Zona Sul Juliana Areias photo by Tomas PradasVideo by : Crown Production

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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