Description: Relaxing sounds and grooves to dance to. His styles range from Middle Eastern tempos to instrumental rock.

Performers/Musicians: Namya Sawaf

Biography: In 1987, Ayman as Happy the Man, a collaboration with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics among others, released their first album “Making Monsters”. After the success of three Happy the Man albums, and a meditation album called “The Singing Bowl of Tibet”, Ayman wrote the scores for 2 feature films, “Magic Boat” and “Palooka” in 1991. The next year saw his first public release under the name “Ayman” with the album Moon Shines Last.

Ayman’s music is an invitation to dance. To let go of the cobwebs and be swept along. Some tracks are soft and caressing, others vibrantly alive, but all are permeated with Ayman’s irresistible joy. The gift of Ayman’s music is that it opens a door to your heart.

Composer/keyboardist/producer Ayman runs the gamut of styles, from Middle Eastern tempos to instrumental pop/rock, and displays a versatility uncommon to most artists. In addition, his brilliance at production techniques calls to mind the styles of some modern music masters – Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Phil Spector of Wall of Sound, and Phil Collins.

Ayman is an international visionary entrepreneur, CEO, and best-selling musician and author. He has also acted in the role of executive producer on award-winning film and television series, inspiring the development of essential emotional skills at home, school and in the workplace. Focused initially on children’s emotional education, Ayman founded and funded Enchante Entertainment, a media company dedicated to promoting emotional literacy in schools and for families. Realizing the need for a movement to gather around these issues, in 1993 Ayman and his partner Rowan founded FEEL, the Foundation for Education in Emotional Literacy. FEEL was the first nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness for emotional literacy.