Sarouna is a Palestinian music producer, musician, audio engineer and DJ.
Born in East Jerusalem, Palestine, she started playing qanun at the age of 7 at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. 

She received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music ('16) and graduated with a degree in Music Production & Engineering with a minor in Commercial Record Production, playing in a variety of different ensembles and festivals, as well as running her own radio show at the BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network). She’s studied under professors and mentors such as Simon Shaheen, Prince Charles Alexander, Susan Rogers & Enrique Gonzalez Muller. She was also vice president of the Arab Student Association and received a Berklee Achievement Grant. 

In 2017, she began freelancing in audio/music related fields ranging from podcast/radio, mixing & mastering, sound design, music production and music for visual media and film as well as performing DJ sets across Palestine and online. 

She was part of the “Electrosteen” project, a 2-week music production residency in Ramallah, with Palestinian producers to create an album for the archive of folkloric music in Palestine. 

 She has also worked on several audio visual projects, for artists like Shuruq Harb (“The Jump”) and Tanja Habjuqa (“I Exist”) and Inas Halabi (“We Have Always Known the Wind’s Direction”) amongst others. 

She’s mixed and mastered for artists like Synaptik, Makimakkuk, Sanaa Moussa, Istiwanat and Maya Al Khaldi amongst others. She has produced tracks for a variety of artists and projects, such as Maya Al Khaldi, Bashar Murad, Istiwanat and Electrosteen. 

She has also created songs for local institutes and organizations including Terres des Hommes and the Tamer Institute for Community Education and regional projects such as Radio al Hara and Ma3azef. 

She has also done work for the Luxembourg NGO, “Comité pour une Paix Juste au Proche Orient” and the Spanish NGO, “ACPP”. 

In 2018, she founded Tawleef, an independent Palestinian record label and artist space, establishing projects like 3al Balkoneh, a live music series filmed on several balconies across Palestine, and working with multiple local artists on their releases, including Maya Al Khaldi's album realease as well as developing emerging artists and creating workshops targeting Palestinian women. 

She taught qanun at the Edward Said National Conservatory (ESNCM) from September 2019 to June 2022 in the Jerusalem Branch, and was also an audio engineer for their studio in the Ramallah branch, working on productions for Sanaa Moussa and Bishara Khel as well as the ESNCM’s ensembles and orchestra. 

In 2021, Sarouna received Mophradat’s Artist Grant to produce a collaborative project with Palestinian women artists and musicians. She also was part of a group that received the Self Organizations Grant in the same year. She was also featured in Canada’s TV5 “Jeunesse Arabe” TV series, on “Episode 1: Palestine”. 

In 2022, she received Ettijahat’s Maharat grant and program for mentorship as well as being an Artlink SudkulturFonds grantee. 

In september 2022, she is scheduled to perform at the Qattan Foundation for 3 separate events: a filmed music recording around a composition based on the Qattan’s archive, a set with Makimakkuk and in a collaborative project with writers and musicians. 

In november 2022, she has been invited to speak at a panel at “Mundial Montreal” on: “Genreless & Genderless. A new vision of traditional and global sounds in electronic music”. She will also be performing alongside Makimakkuk in Berlin in the same month. 

She is currently working on her collaborative project, performances and her first solo album.