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Armik

New flamenco guitarist Armik displayed an interest in and passion for music while still a young child. When he was just seven years old, he pawned his watch for a classical guitar, which he hid and practiced on in the basement. Formal music lessons followed and Armik completed the Rudolph Solphege program in two years; at 12, he was a professional recording artist. While his early career focused mostly on jazz, Armik discovered the beauty and passion of flamenco while visiting and studying in Spain during the '70s. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue this new direction, playing with other artists live and in the studio.

By 1994 he released his solo debut album, Rain Dancer, a critical and commercial success that he followed with 1995's Gypsy Flame. At this point, Armik's reputation as a performer and student of flamenco was such that expert Spanish luthier Pedro Maldonado created an instrument for him, the Rubia; Armik's 1996 album was recorded with and named after it. The following year saw the release of Malaga, and his fifth album, Isla del Sol, appeared in 1999, followed by Rosas del Amor in the spring of 2001. Released in 2002, Lost in Paradise showed him making a sensual and elegant album that offered a different take on his traditional flamenco.

His releases have consistently reached Top Ten positions on Billboard's charts of top-selling new age music, and during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, two tracks from Armik's recordings were played during the floor exercises to accompany gymnast Daniela Sofronie of Romania. That year, Armik released his first album on his own Bolero imprint, Romantic Dreams. Releases such as Mar de Sueños and the compilation Desires: The Romantic Collection followed. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi
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ayurvedic.po s s e
Like a long matching of dejavu, explained by a dream.
Beautiful music.
German
Armik as I listen to Rubia the world stops rotating, all is calm and serene.. happiness is mine
Amazing! Relaxing! Beautiful!
Makes nice music for me to study to and reading without words in my ears confusing the issue is not a problem. Very nice.
lasermehilda
So peaceful!!!
yotakis55
this music is so wonderful. I feel inspired every time i listen
gigiutush
Simply beautiful!!! !
Fabulous!
Always a pleasure listening to Arm in!
Wow what a gifted artist I don't see how he could be any better I know he worked hard at his craft , but he proves to me that some are just gifted
Paco De Lucia and Gypsy Kings are the Flamenco artists of choice for me, but Armik is right up there...
wow the passion is like no other,live long and kips this sound in the hearts of everyone life,the romance that brings out ,it kips me going,going wow.
The way he plays music so very exquisite--s o m e t i m e s sensual, sometimes passionate, and other times...just romantic!
WOOOOOOOOOOO O O O O O W ,
WOOOOOOOOOOO O O O O O W ,
&
WOOOOOOOOOOO O O O O O W ! ! !
=-O
I don't really care where he's from but I do hear his heritage in his playing as well as aspects of Flamenco, Classical, Spanish/Lati n / G y p s y , & Jazz in his music. Reminds me a bit of Ardeshir Farah (Strunz & Farah) with whom he shares a Mid-Eastern background. Excellent all the way around imho.
meshagl
Wow!! What a music!! Armik is Armenian born in Iran.
Simply beautiful! He certainly sprincles that Iranian Arminian flavor of his background to his wonderful music even if his bio fails to reveal where this great artist was born and raised for some reason!
This dude can pick!
Don't read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. However if you do not post this to at least three songs you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is scary cuz it actually works.
Don't read this because it actually works. You will get kissed
amazing
arick.gevork i a n
The one and only Armik. An artist of this caliber is born once every 100 years. Thank you for your musical creations.
My heart beat
Soooo soothing to my soul. The strings move up n down my heart bear
pheintz224
Armik is incredibly talented!!
Regardless of what nationality he is; HE IS GREAT!
Great music Armik
Great for a rainy day
sensual music
beautiful sound
Brings me back to my days in Hialeah
bsafaei2
I can't help but think that they're trying to hide that he is an Iranian/Arme n i a n . The pandora bio usually includes where the artists are from
p.bozorgnia
Love your music...
your music , in public places, such restaurants. caffe,...are usually played here....and always give smooth feeling
meshagl
Beautiful flamenco with magic Armik’s Armenian touch!
music of the GODS HEAVENLY IS ALL i CAN SAY........
Your fingers flirt with your guitar as you play, I love it! Armik, you keep this style of Latin music both old,new, and so very exciting! I am rejoicing with every rhythm you create. We are AlLIVE!!!! :-)
RoyO- Flamenco is a very old genre. Calling this music new flamenco is ignorance; just compare Paco de Lucia or Vicente Amigo with any of the so called new flamenco artists . I'm not doubting the quality of this music, but the fact is that it isn't flamenco, old or new.
Sooooo stiring, pure. Does everyone know the guitar works of Estaban? Beautiful also.
Delicious!
rcornejo372 - it makes no difference what the label is. There should be no labels anyway. It is either good music or it stinks. And this is great.
just lovely
griegogal
AWESOME!
Heather Phares, if you read the article Flamenco in Wikipedia en espanol you will never say Armik is a new flamenco guitarist. I have no doubt he is a virtuoso of the guitar, but he doesn't play flamenco (new or old), his music is more Latina than Spanish. The same can be said of the other artists you mention, including Gypsy Kings
Armik catches my ear every time he comes on one of my stations. Excellent player.
I love it!
Amazing and beautiful !
dilia.navas
You have me dancing Flamenco, Armik. Keep it up brother!!!
dilia.navas
Talent galore!! Awesome!!
Your strumming plucks my heartstrings
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