Zazuka is the artist name of Jordanian-born Berlin-based composer, producer and songwriter Zeina Azouqah.
After moving from Jordan to Germany in 2009, she completed her studies in Film and Animation in Nuremberg and learned about all aspects of filmmaking, eventually stepping into the film music world, writing and orchestrating music for dozens of films as well as working as a score editor and providing sound design for animated and live action films. "NICO" (dir. E. Gehring, prod. and starring S. Fazilat), which she scored with her colleague Doro Bohr was on the shortlist for the German candidate for Best International Feature for the OSCARS in 2022. Most recently, she was awarded the DOK.composition award at the DOK.fest film festival in Munich for the yet-unreleased soundtrack to the upcoming documentary "Harvest Moon". Some of her pieces have been performed by the renowned Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, the WDR Funkhausorchester in Cologne and various intercultural chamber ensembles in Berlin, Beirut, Cairo and Amman.
As a singer-songwriter she has released two chamber-pop and classical crossover singles as well as an album under the artist name zazuka. She has also worked as an arranger and producer on various upcoming EPs and Albums with other Berlin-based artists, including Mia Diekow, Barbara Cuesta and Wizzy. She is currently working on an EP of 5 songs produced by Maxi Menot and funded by Initiative Musik to be released in 2023 with the publisher Kick the Flame and Edition B+.