Yuri Juárez is a guitarist, arranger and composer from Lima-Perú, specializing in Afro-Peruvian music, folk and fusion. Yuri has shared the stage and recorded with the likes of Arturo O'Farrill, Eva Ayllón, Susana Baca, Chaqueta Piaggio , Pilar de la Hoz, iconic Peruvian composers such as Kiri Escobar and Javier Lazo, and trail blazing bands including the Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet, Novalima, Teatro del Milenio and Sin Líneas en el Mapa. He also explores the Afro-Peruvian Jazz current with Edward Perez, Rafael "Fusa" Miranda and Juan Medrano Cotito. In 2008 Yuri releases his first album, Afroperuano, which achieves great success in domestic and international criticism and in 2009 receives the Latin Jazz Corner Awards in the categories of Best Afroperuvian Jazz Album and Best Latin Jazz Guitarist debut.
In 2011 Yuri started TANGOLANDÓ with the amazing argentinean singer SOFÍA TOSELLO.
Tangolandó (Sofia Tosello/Yuri Juárez) is a journey made of sounds and shapes, from the River Plate to the Afro and Creole rhythms of the Peruvian Coast, a new and refreshing fusion that connects musical styles such as tango, milonga, lando, festejo, waltz all in one unique and innovative sound. The penetrating passion of the tango siding with the naughtiness of a milonga through the joyous festejo, with sounds of Peruvian cajón and bandoneon: the result is this production, born from the 21st century's new musical conscience and its need to integrate, also called "the fusion". The repertoire includes tango classics filtered through Peruvian rhythms, songs like Cambalache, Vuelvo al Sur, Naranjo en Flor, Nostalgias, Volver, Milonga Sentimental, that are treated with finesse and a stylistic intent, on the technique as well as the interpretation.