Embers of Time—for Tunisia by Ayman Tartir (AYMAN)
The original music video from January 2011

This song was composed in reaction to the Jasmine Revolution, the first of the popular uprisings in North Africa leading to the period of widespread unrest titled the "Arab Spring" of 2011. Embers of Time was finished, recorded, and released to YouTube just ten days after the flight of Tunisian president Ben-Ali from power on January 14, 2011. The song was set to a topical collection of photos documenting the Tunisian Revolution, borrowed from an online photo montage by the Boston Globe titled "An uprising in Tunisia". Embers of Time was well received, getting thousands of hits on YouTube in its first weeks from Tunisians and Americans alike.

The original description read:
"I dedicate this song, in light of their recent revolution, to the people of Tunisia. This piece from my 'Suite of the Forgotten Times' contemplates the melancholy sentiments of turmoil in the upheaval and incites notions of hope for a better tomorrow."

Embers of Time was later re-recorded and made the title track of AYMAN's 2013 studio album of the same name.

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Ayman World Fusion

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A native of Athens, Georgia (USA), Ayman began composing at five years of age and soon found his passion for it. In 2009, the young musician was discovered by internationally famous artists and thus began a five-year-long World Fusion project between…


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A native of Athens, Georgia (USA), Ayman began composing at five years of age and soon found his passion for it. In 2009, the young musician was discovered by internationally famous artists and thus began a five-year-long World Fusion project between the U.S. and Tunisia, the country of his parents' heritage. In 2013 he released his debut instrumental album “Embers of Time” which garnered wide acclaim. Athens-based arts critic André Gallant hailed the record "a triumph of world fusion” and comments: "Ayman gives his North African heritage respect on the album, and it’s at times epic like a saga of Middle Earth played out north of the Sahara.” Gallant adds: “Ayman is a young composer possessing gifts of infinite potentialities that will surely draw him beyond our borders again soon.” Visit the Discography to learn more.

Nearly 3 years after releasing Embers, Ayman announced he'd be starting anew as a singer-songwriter and soon released his debut single "Friend of Mine" which marked a new direction for the 21-year-old artist.

"I'm at a time in my life where I can't stay still. Every day I explore and discover and I develop as a person; and I would be remiss to keep my music from doing the same. My choice to start singing is part of an ongoing promise I have to my listeners that I will be true to my art and keep my music honest. I still love writing instrumental music—and if you have a film that needs a score, let's talk—but just as I may don a tuxedo and play jazz one day then put on my cowboy hat and sing Country in Texas the next, I want the soul of my music to always live and change. Life is an adventure and I hope that the soundtrack I write for mine will help guide you through your own adventures too."

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