Tamino (photo by Nikki Estelami for WFUV)
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]