Vahagni first appeared in Stay Thirsty Magazine in our Winter 2016 edition where we expressed our praise of this exceptional Armenian Flamenco guitarist. His latest effort caught our attention because of its subject matter and its creativity in portraying one of the most human of emotions – mourning.

Vagani’s new work, entitled The Life & Death of a Great Matador, is a tribute to his deceased father and to his musical roots. In a dramatic video that features flamenco dancer Manuel GutiĆ©rrez wearing a bullfighter’s jacket reimagined by artist/fashion designer Domingo Zapata, Vahagni and GutiĆ©rrez combine to make a powerful statement about the celebration of life and the mourning of death.


Born in Yerevan, Armenia, he emigrated to the United States at the age of six and has lived in Los Angeles ever since, with occasional periods spent in Cordoba and Seville Spain to study and play flamenco. With three albums to his credit, he continues to release new work in smaller EP and singles formats, such as the three-part The Life & Death of a Great Matador.

Stay Thirsty Magazine is very pleased to present Vahagni’s new video as one of the most emotive we have seen in sometime.

The Life & Death of a Great Matador - Vahagni

(Vahagni photo: credit Martin Yernazyan)


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