New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Today, Tamino releases the deluxe edition of 'Amir,' his breathtaking debut album for Arts & Crafts. 'Amir' deluxe features new songs, never-before-released demos, and live performances with Nagham Zikrayat, the Brussels-based orchestra of Syrian and Iraqi refugees that played on the original album.
Tamino also shares the visually stunning live video for "Indigo Night." Directed by Bastiaan Lochsand and Tamino's brother Ramy Moharam Fouad, and shot in Cairo over two days this past summer, the "Indigo Night" video pays homage to Tamino's Egyptian lineage (his grandfather was legendary Egyptian singer/actor Muharram Fouad). V Magazine called the video "mesmerizing."
"It was a wonderful experience making a video in the country of my father," says Tamino, who cites the mid-20th century Cairo art movement "Art & Liberté" as inspiration. "I love Cairo, a city of many contrasts and complex, incredible history. I hope this video can serve as a small ode to the city."
Tamino's recently released NPR World Cafe session captures his spine-tingling live performance style and "heavenly" (NPR) voice.
NPR's Bob Boilen dubbed Tamino "one of the most remarkable and memorable voices to ever grace the Tiny Desk." Watch his recent Tiny Desk performance featuring Radiohead's Colin Greenwood on bass here: https://n.pr/2YmoYf8
At just 22 years old, Tamino possesses an effortless and other-worldy 3-octave vocal range that has drawn comparisons to Jeff Buckley
and Thom Yorke, but with Arabic tonal inflections. Though he grew up in Antwerp, Tamino is deeply connected to his Egyptian and Lebanese heritage, and his music combines contemporary influences with the traditions of his ancestors.
Tamino performed in Cairo for the first time this past weekend, and his Middle Eastern tour continues with upcoming dates in Turkey and Morocco. Tamino will return to the US next year for a special run of dates that includes shows at NYC's Bowery Ballroom, the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in LA, a performance at Knoxville's Big Ears Music
& Arts Festival, and more. Full tour routing below.
PRAISE FOR TAMINO
"One of the most remarkable and memorable voices to ever grace the Tiny Desk."
-Bob Boilen, NPR Music
-NPR World Cafe
"There is a certain intensity to his performance..."
"He has mastered the dynamic of being both soft and strong...When Tamino performs, his captivating voice sends everyone to their own moment of euphoria."
"His voice is like velvet."
'AMIR' DELUXE TRACK LIST
2. Sun May Shine
5. So It Goes
6. Indigo Night
8. Each Time
Disc 2 (Bonus)
2. Every Pore
4. Tummy - Demo
5. Intervals - Live at Jet Studio ft. Nagham Zikrayat Orchestra
6. Every Pore - Live at Jet Studio ft. Nagham Zikrayat Orchestra
7. w.o.t.h - Live at La Cigale
8. Intro (La Javanaise) - Live at La Cigale
9. Verses - Live at La Cigale
TAMINO 2019-2020 TOUR DATES
OCT 18 FRI - Zorlu Center for Performing Arts - Istanbul, Turkey
OCT 19 SAT - Milyon Performance Hall - Cankaya, Turkey
OCT 25 FRI - Rialto Cinema - Casablanca, Morocco
NOV 16 SAT - Lotto Arena
- Antwerpen, Belgium
NOV 19 TUE - Olympia - Paris, France
DEC 2 MON - The Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland
DEC 13 FRI - Mil.lenni Festival - Barcelona, Spain
DEC 14 SAT - Son Estrella - Madrid, Spain
DEC 15 SUN - Le Metronum - Toulouse, France
MARCH 9 MON - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
MARCH 11 WEDS - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Los Angeles, CA
MARCH 14 SAT - The Old Church - Portland, OR
MARCH 15 SUN - Barboza - Seattle, WA
MARCH 18 WEDS - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
MARCH 20 FRI - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
MARCH 21 SAT - Le Gesu - Montreal, QC
MARCH 22 SUN - Institute
of the Contemporary Art - Boston, MA
MARCH 25 WEDS - Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
MARCH 26 THU - Miracle Theater - Washington, D.C.
MARCH 28 - Big Ears Music
& Arts Festival at St. John's Cathedral - Knoxville, TN