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Tamino: 2022

Tamino (photo by Nikki Estelami for WFUV)

Tamino (photo by Nikki Estelami for WFUV)

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Tamino, who releases his second album, Sahar, on September 23, joined me for an FUV Live conversation and performance in Studio A. It was a treat to catch up with the alluring voice of this Belgian-Egyptian artist who blends Middle Eastern, European, and American influences effortlessly.

His new songs simmer like a tagine perfumed with exotic spice, but in conversation, he's an affable, soft-spoken dude; even the most laid-back skater or surfer would seem frantic compared to Tamino's desert-night cool aura. When his smartphone finally comes out to send me a link to some music we were discussing, he seems as surprised by it as I am that he even has one.

[Recorded: 7/18/22; Engineers: Jim O'Hara, Alanna Murphy, Aine Mullaly; Producer: Paul Cavalconte]

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