~ Under the stage name "Arrizza" - Yannaki is a self-taught Latin/New-Age guitarist and aspiring recording artist based in the Long Island, NY area, primarily performing within the Nouveau Flamenco genre. His music can be described as a fusion of the spicy sounds of the Caribbean and Latin-America along with the traditions of Southern Spain, also incorporating flamenco and Mediterranean rhythms mellowed out by a cool New-Age flair.
Yannaki grew up in a diverse multi-ethnic background and was exposed in his formative years to the haunting and exotic sounds of Spanish flamenco music. This gave birth to a inner passion to discover the “Duende” (soul) of flamenco. Even at a young age, his first experience with his first guitar (a toy guitar) showed a genuine interest and love for the instrument, which was re-kindled later on in his teens when he received his first actual flamenco guitar. From this moment on, Yannaki devoted himself entirely to his music. During a particularly dark and painful period in his life, a reevaluation of Yannaki's life path became a necessity, and he drew into his background in spirituality and qigong to rise up once again. He chose to embark upon a spiritual musical path that not only captures the listener’s ear, but also the listener’s heart. Composing from the tender realms of the inner spirit - every note speaks a simple message of peace, love, and joy ~ from the tender New-Age inspired musical pieces to the passionate uplifting sounds of rumba flamenco, each song takes the listener upon a magical journey of wonder and beauty.
Yannaki’s soulful compositions and clever fretwork has also received the recognition of world-class artists such as Canadian award-winning guitarist Johannes Linstead, David Gallegos, Dennis Fermin, Mark Barnwell, and others. He continues to strive to compose and perform music that will certainly captivate the audience, specifically designed to make them tap their feet, elevate the spirit and bring happiness to the heart. Welcome to the exciting musical world of, Guitarra Arrizza!
Synchronicity (demo sample) - composed by: Arrizza - c.2012 - All Rights ReservedDuration: 02:16
Heartstrings (demo sample) - composed by: Arrizza - c.2012 - All Rights ReservedDuration: 02:36
Yalla Yalla - \"Latin guitar/Middle-Eastern fusion\" - composed by: Arrizza - recorded & performed by: Arrizza - c. 2011 - All Rights ResevedDuration: 06:36
Una Noche Preciosa - \"Latin guitar composition\" - composed by: Arrizza - recorded & performed by: Arrizza - c.2011 - All Rights ReservedDuration: 05:04
Mediterranean guitar composition/vid - c. 2011 - All Rights ReservedDuration: 01:44
Nouveau Flamenco composition/vid - c.2011 - All Rights Reserved\"Duration: 04:08
Mediterranean guitar composition/vid - c. 2011 - All Rights ReservedDuration: 01:29
a beautiful and sultry combination from both worlds of Exotica - Latin Spanish guitar fused with the mystique and fiery passion of Middle Eastern music ~ c. 2011 All Rights Reserved music/vid: composed, arranged & performed by : ArrizzaDuration: 06:35
"Imagine a beautiful romantic night with a loved one, or in solitude longing for a loved one's gentle touch" - Here's one of my more evocative and sultry Latin guitar pieces - with a touch of soulful R&B influence - A perfect song for those quiet romantic nights..."One Precious Night" song: Una Noche Preciosa c. 2012 All Rights Reserved composed, recorded & perfomed by: Arrizza Please visit me online to listen to more soothing soulful music from "Guitarra Arrizza" www.reverbnation.com/GuitarraArrizza www.facebook.com/GuitarraArrizza www.myspace.com/GuitarraArrizzaDuration: 05:05
A beautiful New Age guitar piece I composed a while back during an emotional and spiritual transition in my life...inspired by the sheer beauty and vastness of the blessings I experienced, one crystalline sacred night on a moonlit beach by the ocean.... Cherish each moment with all of your heart and soul - Arrizza - song: Shores of Serenity c. 2010 All Rights Reserved Listen to more of my music on Reverbnation.com www.reverbnation.com/guitarraarrizzaDuration: 07:33