So Brazil

Voice & Guitar Duo

Sold Out Fun at Brazilian Kulcha

So Brazil: Juulan Areias (voice) & Jose Henrique (guitar)

Jose Henrique (guitar) and Juliana (voice)

Our performance last night at the Kuclha Multicultural Centre, in Fremantle, Western Australia, was a great success.

The crowd at Kulcha

The crowd at Kulcha

Tickets were sold out, so we had the pleasure to play our music to a public over 200 strong. Also strong were our feelings of connection towards all present at Kulcha, so we take this chance to thank again the wonderful and vibrant crowd that cheered So Brazil and our guest musicians while we were doing one of those things we like to do best: music.


Eduardo Mello

The concert night had a grand opening provided elegantly by guitarist Eduardo Mello. His set list included a few classics of the jazz and rock repertoire, such as What a Wonderful World and Hotel California, which were all played in a cool Brazilian style, intertwined with bossa nova standards, like The Girl From Ipanema and Copacabana. During the short intermission, our public had the chance to discover the wonderful tastes of Brazil that were provided in a delicious platter cooked by Lucas, Gerusa and Mel.


So Brazil and guests

So Brazil went on stage facing a crowd that mixed nicely the full range of age groups and nationalities, which only made up for a more exciting night. After opening the concert with two songs in a duo performance, guest musicians Adam Monk (percussion) and Ricardo Gonçalves (cavaquinho and percussion) joined us on stage. And from there on the temperature kept on escalating, to our sounds of samba, maracatu, baião and all those fantastic Brazilian rhythms.

Stage warmth

Stage warmth

Contagious would be a best word to define those moments, which will be nice to remember: our happiness on stage, the connection between musicians and public, the girls showing their samba no pé sending back to us all the energy we were happy to deliver all night long. Ah, OK, not only the girls, but also Marcio Mendes showed in a flash performance that men can do the samba. Marcio reinforced the So Brazil team at the end of our concert, playing the surdo, and made the nice photo shoots in this post. Esse joga nas 11, valeu Marcio!

So Brazil ended the concert with a song dedicated to one of our major and most enthusiastic supporters, Alycee Barrett. We played “Aquele Abraco”, written by Gilberto Gil, and it was hard to leave the stage as the public was keen to see, hear and dance to So Brazil’s energetic music into the night. At that point, Juliana invited her friends Luciana Negrao and Jonas Vianna for a quiet song evoking rhythms from the Northern states of Brazil, which eased the public before it headed out to the cool early-Spring night in Fremantle.


Alto Astral

We thank very much all present for the wonderful night you gave us, as we are pretty sure most people had almost as much fun as we had. More than thanks to Roberta for being our PR, stage director, friend and guardian angel. Thanks also to Kulch, The Brazilian Embassy in Canberra and Brazilian Zest for the opportunity. Jason, who did very well commanding the PA sound. Adam, obrigado for the slideshow of your Brazilian photos during the gig. Our sponsors, thank you: Juliana looked beautiful in her dress by Totem jewellry by Daniela’s Collection and make-up + hair specially cared by Juliana Mariotto.

And that was the night Kulcha became a small but resonant part of Brazil.

Adam, Juliana, Jose Henrique and Rick.

Adam, Juliana, Jose Henrique and Rick.


  Daniela wrote @

Mais uma vez…parabens…..a noite foi otima….um sucesso!!!todos nos amamos!
Can’t wait for the next one 😉

  julianaareias wrote @

Oba Dani! Obrigadao pela forca e por estar com a gente nesse projeto! Feliz de estarmos novamente morando na mesma cidade ! Beijocas mil na alma e coracao! Ju 🙂

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