Zein Al-Jundi
Visit our import store : The Arabic Bazaar
Zein's Agency: WMD Productions
 
Zein
Al-Jundi
wmd-dancer

Biography

Zein Al-Jundi was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. She began singing professionally at the early age of five and, over the next 12 years, became a household name on Syria's radio and TV channels as well as concert halls.

Upon finishing high school, she chose to leave the music world behind and pursue and college education in the US. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she still resides, and received an undergraduate degree in Architecture and completed the coarse work of a masters in Urban Design.

Discovering it was a passion that didn't die in spite of years of not singing, Zein made the decision to go back to her music, which has since taken more of a center stage in her life and what occupies her time.

November of 2004 marked the release of her first CD, Traditional Songs from Syria on ARC Music. It was recorded in Cairo, Egypt with Hossam Ramzy, producer.

Her latest CD, Sharrafouni has just been released on her independent label, WMD Productions Music. It was recorded mainly in Beirut, Lebanon and in Damascus, Syria as well as Cairo Egypt with Zein herself as artistic and executive producer. Michel Fadel (of LBC's Star Academy and world class pianist and composer/arranger) arranged the majority of the songs on the CD. Ralph El Khoury (of The REG Project) did most of the mixing and sound engineering. Other people Zein was honored to work with on this CD include, Tareq Abou Jawdeh, Elia Nasser, Andre Hajj, Tony Ja'ja', Tony Barrak, Ali Mazbouh, Tony Haddad and more. Sharrafouni is also Zein's debut as a composer & song writer.

In addition to her music, Zein is also the owner of The Arabic Bazaar & Zein's Dance Studio that are located in Austin TX. The first being an import business and retail store of hand-crafted beautiful treasures from Syria, Egypt & Morocco.....the second in the school where she teaches her Bellydance classes. WMD Productions is the umbrella that covers all of Zein's projects and the company thru which she produces her events of Arabic music and dance including her own live music shows, the Arabic Hafleh and Austin's Arabian Nights.

Upcoming Events

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Video


Ajmal Gharam (from Sharrafouni.....also one of the featured tracks on Putumayo World Music's complilation, Arabic Beat)


Wijjak Ma'ii (from Sharrafouni.....also one of the featured tracks on Putumayo World Music's complilation, Acoustic Arabia)


Zein dances at her Arabic Hafleh, The Long Center, Austin TX ( 10.21.2012 )


Zein's interview with World Music host Deirdre Saravia with TexasPublicRadio

Bellydance Classes

Zein Al-Jundi is an accomplished instructor & choreographer of the art of Rags Sharki (aka Belldance) and has been teaching women from all walks of life since June of 2000. Her classes teach the dance form as it is danced and taught in the Arab world. The emphasis however is on giving you the tools to develop your own style and be your unique self rather than make you dance like Zein, or anyone else.

  • Classes are Women Only
  • Private Classes Available
  • All of our bellydance classes are ongoing so you can join anytime and do however many you would like within your dance level.

SCHEDULE:

Beginner Level
Mon - 7:45-8:45 PM (props, pops & choreography)
Wed - 6:30-7:30 PM
Sat - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Beginner / Intermediate Level
Mon - 6:30-7:30 PM

Performance/Choreography
Sat - 10-11 AM

Conditioning Classes
FREE for students - $6 for others
Mon - 7:30-7:45 PM (Lower Body)
Wed - 7:30-7:45 PM (Abs)
Sat - 11-11:15 AM (Upper Body)

TO PURCHASE CLASSES:

  • Click here to buy online
  • Call (512) 533-9227
  • Come by our location @ 5013 Duval Street, Austin TX 78751 (enter via back of building)

Fee is $16 per class, $80 for 6 classes and $135 for 12 classes

Press

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Contact






(512) 533-9227

Zein@WMDProductions.com

The Arabic Bazaar + Zein's School of Bellydance
( enter via back of building )

5013 Duval Street
Austin, TX 78751