AYMAN is an emerging artist whose strides in the genre of World Fusion have garnered wide critical acclaim. A composer, performing/recording artist, and front-man of a 12-piece orchestra, the young Tunisian-American has been hailed “gifted [and] … amazingly talented” in his instrumental fusion of cultures and sounds. In his own words, “composition has always been a way for me to channel my passion and emotions. With each piece, I document a page in the story of my life and open a portal to my mind and soul. The honesty in this music allows the sound to transcend borders of culture, language, and politics and bring people together in a new, exciting way.”
AYMAN began playing and composing at the age of five. He gained early performing experience in front of bystander audiences through impromptu violin sessions on the streets of major cities in the US and Tunisia. More recently, as his musical talent developed, the artist performed before live audiences with orchestras as well as small ensembles. His career as a notable musician was first launched into international recognition with the chance encounter of world-renowned Venezuelan Flautist Pedro Eustache and Tunisian Lute Maestro Riadh Fehri. As a 15-year-old high school junior AYMAN was visiting Tunisia with his family when he met Eustache and Fehri leading to his invitation to perform on a world stage before 12,000 people at the Roman Amphitheatre in Carthage. AYMAN and his collaborators performed his song titled “Joyful Reunion: The New Beginning” as the opening song for the closing concert of the Carthage International Music Festival.
He was later interviewed on multiple Tunisian television programs. Fueled by this prestigious honor, AYMAN has written extensively since then and his efforts have culminated in his long-awaited debut album, “Embers of Time” released on March 23, 2013 to iTunes, Amazon, and others. His fusion of cultures and styles brings a timeless sound that all can enjoy and he says, “My scope is broad and my sound, I feel, is universal."
“I've worked tirelessly for the past three years to deliver the best to my listeners. In this album, I have all my favorites and I'm excited to get them out — and to share a variety of styles that my early years as a composer and performer have brought to the table. From the opening track to the last notes of the final song, the music takes a journey through time and space with homages to several distinct cultures and traditions. It's through the fusion and marriage of these cultures, however, that there comes a sound I hope may truly touch listeners around the world."