May 10, 2019

Exclusive Release: The Song that will Inspire Millions to Action. ~ Tamtam


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Saudi Arabia is participating at the Global Goals World Cup (GGWC) on May 14, 2019, in Copenhagen.

GGWC aims to spread awareness and knowledge about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through football. The Saudi team will be participating along with 24 different teams from different countries. They have chosen to focus on SDG 15: (Life on Land) aiming to shift the mindset from using plastic bags to reusable bags.

They are starting a campaign to promote this goal in Saudi Arabia. The campaign will take place online and offline in three main cities (Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar).

In Copenhagen, teams will be evaluated on four main pillars, including how much they engage the crowd with either a dance or a song that represents their cause, team, and nation. I wrote this song, “One Earth,” for the Saudi team, and they are going to play it that day and present it as their cause song.

The song will be released exclusively on Anghami on May 10th, and it will be live on all platforms: Apple, Spotify, and more on May 17th.

Listen to the song below:


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author: Tamtam

Image: Author's own/One Earth Artwork

Image: Author's on Instagram

Editor: Naomi Boshari

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kwick52964 May 12, 2019 8:51am

Can’t listen

suzanne schmitt May 11, 2019 9:14am

It’s a really good song on many levels!!
We really all are ONE EARTH!!!!

dgn_56_1999 May 11, 2019 8:30am

The link doesn’t work, I get an error message that says, you cannot listen, in your country, because of licensing rights. Reminds me of when I lived in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. But, I’m back home now, in the USA.

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Reflecting on her Saudi background, LA-based singer-songwriter Tamtam focuses on bridging the cultural divide between East and West and championing issues of identity, gender equality, freedom, and empowerment. This year saw the Los Angeles premiere of her new single and video “Rise” directed by acclaimed Saudi-born actor and director Meshal Al Jaser, as an exploration of arranged marriage. This new artistic collaboration came on the heels of the single and video “Drive,” a meditation on women’s liberation and gender equality, which was released to coincide with the passing of new laws allowing women to drive for the first time in Saudi Arabia. In April, Tamtam performed alongside Grammy award-winning, British soul singer Joss Stone at Kuwait Rising, a festival of emerging music from the Arab world and beyond, produced by Kuwaiti multimedia artist and social entrepreneur Zahed Sultan.

Inspired by music icons like Michael Jackson, Tamtam began exploring her voice when she was 11 years-old. At age 15, Tamtam launched her music career with her first single “Little Girl” produced by Sultan. In light of the reservations of her Saudi friends and family, who warned Tamtam against showing her face online, she agreed to blur her face in the accompanying video when it premiered on YouTube in December 2012. This experience inspired the singer to adopt her moniker, Tamtam—a nickname referencing an African drum.

The release of Tamtam’s single “Gender Game” in December of 2014, spurred Geena Davis to invite Tamtam to perform at three symposiums—in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles—for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the Oscar-winning actor’s non-profit organization promoting gender equality in media. In quick succession, on International Women’s Day of March 2015, the blog Upworthy wrote about the song and its video, which revealed Tamtam’s face for the first time and garnered 100,000 views in a single day.

Inspired by her aunt’s battle with breast cancer, Tamtam released the single “We’ve Got Wings” in 2015 to help promote 10KSA, a Saudi breast cancer awareness organization founded by Princess Reema bint Bandar. The song served as a soundtrack to the 8,264 women in Riyadh, who formed the world’s largest human ribbon to promote the non-profit, and has been used since then to support the cause.

In April 2017, Tamtam released her second EP, “Identify Myself,” and a year later she dropped her hit single “Blue,” a song about a dissolved romantic relationship that reaffirmed her dedication to promoting positive messages while sharing her own experiences through her art.

Tamtam is a Global Change Ambassador for Roundtable Global. She performed at the organization’s first Los Angeles Global Youth Awards last month. In her ambassadorial role, she joins a dynamic group of leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, educators, activists, artists, and young people passionate about changing the way we exist on this planet.

She collaborates with progressive house and electro producer Accidental Muse. They released a few singles in 2018 including “Chill Vibes”, “The Way We Move,” and “Light & Dark.”