PHOTO CREDIT : Ramy Moharam Fouad // DOWNLOAD HI-RES
Today, Tamino is pleased to share his latest video for the track “Each Time” which came off of his debut album Amir. The video is a still yet evolving landscape – making it the perfect backdrop for the song’s mesmerizing melodies and ethereal orchestral arrangements that utilize the Arabic scale, making for a track that is strikingly subversive to the western ear. The young artist’s debut album Amir was produced by PJ Maertens and Jo Francken, and features Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood on the single “Indigo Night”. Amir is out now on Arts & Crafts in North America, and Communion throughout the rest of the world.
Of Belgian, Egyptian, and Lebanese heritage, the 22-year-old musician named Tamino-Amir Moharam Fouad has written and shaped an album filled with startling sit-up-and-listen power. His voice, at one moment sweetly crooning (“Cigar”) at the next displaying a blistering and flawless falsetto showing off his breath-taking three octave range (“Habibi”). Throughout the album, Tamino is joined by a collective of Arabic musicians based in Brussels called Nagham Zikrayat an orchestra predominantly made up of professional musicians from the Middle East, most of whom are refugees that fled Iraq and Syria.
This March Tamino will play his first ever North American show at SXSW 2019. Last Fall he was featured in Live Nation’s One’s To Watch, which spoke of Tamino’s voice saying his “falsetto surpasses “face melting” and rises to a space of pureness that can only be described as divine.” His stunning live performances have garnered large and growing audiences across Europe and the UK. Including sold out show across Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, The United Kingdom and more. Recently, he announced his first headline stadium show in Nov 2019 at Antwerp’s Lotto Arena.
The BBC hailed Amir as “The New Sound Of The Nile” an ode to Tamino’s grandfather the famed Egyptian singer and movie star Muharram Fouad. The Independent included Amir in their top 10 albums of 2018 and asked “Is Tamino the heir to Jeff Buckley?”. Tamino won the Anchor Award at Germany’s 2018 Reeperbahn festival and has been nominated for 5 MIA Award’s in Belgium.
Most recently, Tamino is making a splash in the fashion world and is featured alongside supermodel Gisele Bündchen in Missoni’s SS19 Collection. During Paris Fashion week he was featured “in conversation” with Maison Valentino and performed a solo version of “Indigo Nights”, watch here.
TAMINO ON TOUR
Mar 10 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Belgian Cafe Showcase - Uncle Billy’s (7:20pm)
Mar 11 - Los Angeles, CA - School Night - Bardot (8:30pm)
Mar 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Unofficial KCRW Showcase - Austin Convention Center (4pm)
Mar 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Official Arts & Crafts Showcase - Bungalow (10pm)
Mar 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Communion Official Showcase - St. David’s Episcopal (9:30pm)