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Singer & songwriter Tamtam was born and raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. At the age of 13, she relocated to California due to her parent’s strong belief that seeing the world through a different lens is important. Since then, Tamtam has been channeling all her life experiences into her biggest venture, music.
Tamtam is dedicated to using her music to promote positive messages around the world. In 2015, her single “We’ve Got Wings” helped promote a Saudi Breast Cancer awareness organization founded by Princess Reema bint Bandar. “Gender Game” is a song about Gender Equality and her journey as a Saudi woman pursuing a music career. In 2017, she released her EP “Identify Myself” with lyrics of encouragement towards identifying ourselves as human beings first. Her defiant single “Rise” released in 2018 reached over 1 million Youtube views. Her latest EP “Rough Around the Edges”, which she dedicates to independent artists, explores vulnerability and embracing imperfections.
She recently performed her song “One Earth” at the GGWC in New York, an initiative bringing together countries from all over the world through soccer to find solutions to environmental issues.
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