Armik

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Armik
Birth name Armik Dashchi
Born Iran
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres New Age, New Flamenco, Instrumental, World
Occupation(s) Musician, Guitarist, Composer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1991–present
Labels Baja/TSR Records, Bolero Records
Website Armik.com

Armik (born Armik Dashchi[1]) is an Iranian-Armenian flamenco guitarist and composer.[2] Several of his albums have reached Billboard's Top New Age Albums chart.[3][4][5] 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.

Discography

Studio Albums

  • Rain Dancer (1994)
  • Gypsy Flame (1995)
  • Rubia (1996)
  • Malaga (1997)
  • Isla del Sol (1999)
  • Rosas del Amor (2001)
  • Lost in Paradise (2002)
  • Amor de Guitarra (2003)
  • Romantic Dreams (2004)
  • Piano Nights (2004)
  • Treasures (2004)
  • Cafe Romantico (2005)
  • Mar de Sueños (2005)
  • Mi Pasión (2006)
  • Christmas Wishes (2006)
  • Guitarrista (2007)
  • A Day in Brazil (2008) (Armik/Club Bolero)
  • Barcelona (2008)
  • Serenata (2009)
  • Besos (2010)
  • Casa De Amor (2012)
  • Reflections (2012)
  • Flames of Love (2013)
  • Alegra (2013)
  • Romantic Spanish Guitar, Volume 1 (2014)
  • Mystify (2014)
  • Romantic Spanish Guitar, Volume 2 (2015)
  • La Vida (2015)
  • Romantic Spanish Guitar, Volume 3 (2016)

Compilations

  • The Best of Armik (2003)
  • Desires: The Romantic Collection (2006)
  • Fuego Gitana: The Nuevo Flamenco Collection (2008)
  • Greatest Hits (2014)

Other Compilation Appearances

See also

References

  1. "Armik Biography". Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  2. Armik at AllMusic
  3. "Billboard Artist Index". Billboard 114 (40): 83. 5 October 2002. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  4. "Billboard Top New Age Albums". Billboard 115 (38): 72. 20 September 2003. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  5. "Billboard Top New Age Albums". Billboard 116 (28): 78. 10 July 2004. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 

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