Yuri Juárez makes it look easy. It isn’t

Yuri Juárez
Mitch Traphagen Photo

Yuri Juárez and his Afroperuano Group will be performing at the cell theatre in Chelsea on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Charles R. Hale Productions series, “Thoroughly New York.”

Yuri is a remarkable musician (and person) with a long list of credentials. The sheer experience of seeing him and his band perform is incredible — it’s exciting and soothing at the same time. It is intense and relaxing. Somehow, Yuri and musicians Shirazette Tinnin on drums, Alvaro Benavides on bass, Renato Diz on piano, Hector Morales on cajon and Sofía Tosello on vocals make it all look so easy.

But it isn’t. Their sound, the very experience they offer their audience, is certainly something many years in the making.

And there are few places better in which to see them than the cell theatre — a small theatre in the heart of Chelsea, it offers a close-up view… an acquaintance, really, for the audience, creating a seemingly intimate connection between audience and artists.

Tickets are available at http://tinyurl.com/yuri0613

For more information, visit Charles R. Hale Productions.