Emerging Belgian singer Domino (1996) has announced the immediate release of his second album, “Sahar”, which is slated for release next fall, including United States And Canada. Domino also chose an Arabic name for his new album, as he did on his debut album “Aamir” which was released in 2018. The latter was one of Europe’s top ten albums at the time, according to a British newspaper poll. , The Independent. Arabic writing, here, is not limited to the name of the album; At the moment, all the songs on the new album have an Oriental feel, thanks to the use of a group of Arab musicians living in Brussels, mostly immigrants and refugees from Syria and Iraq.
Tamino’s voice, first heard in front of a Belgian audience in 2016, is something profound and depressing; His songs were characterized by a mixture of tragedy and magic because he relied on multiple vocal layers; Deep layer like cry, followed by another low and self-confident. There is also a significant mix of oriental rhythm and electronic tones.
Anyone who knows Domino will immediately realize where this powerful and subtle performance came from; Grandson of a growing Belgian singer who sings in English The late Egyptian singer Muharram Fouad, Who starred in the Arab world in the sixties. Tamino’s father, Tarek Muharram Fouad, emigrated to Belgium in the 1990s, where he grew up as a young singer, a name chosen by his Belgian mother.
Domino first discovered this connection with one of the most important singers in the Arab world; His father was always talking about him, and when he was young his songs were often in his house, and they still impressed him with his strength and greater musical intensity. Singing domino was not a conscious decision, it happened naturally, but he sometimes wonders about the influence of genes and the impact of this situation in which he grew up.
The Belgian-Egyptian singer continues to draw inspiration from the sense of Oriental music, especially mixing with rock music, which distinguished his debut album “The Prince”, which was highly acclaimed by European audiences.
On his new album, Domino relies on the tunes of the oud, he recently learned to play in the hands of a Syrian musician. The young singer says that oud was an important tool in all the songs he presented in his new release and he also had a magical effect on the selection of lyrics.
Domino – as he always says – is eager to listen to his grandfather’s songs, and he loves to listen to his grandfather’s songs. Farid Al Adrash Wadih al-Safi, Umm Kultum and Fayrouz. The young singer says that since he discovered his grandfather’s songs, he’s been five years old and even though he does not remember anything about him, he already feels like interacting with him.
Tamino, according to his reports, did not understand the lyrics of Muharram Fuat’s songs, but somehow he was able to understand and love his music and was able to draw inspiration from his rhythms. As for his interest in learning to read ode, he instinctively accepted it, which added a spiritual dimension to his music, and said that the Arabic rhythms are sad but charming, which is what attracts him to his grandfather’s songs.
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