Jerusalem | Multidisciplinary Artist and Musician
Neta Elkayam is a multidisciplinary artist and musician who writes, reinvents, and performs North African music. She is the creator and artistic director of Abiyadi, a show paying tribute to Zohra al-Fassia, the diva of Moroccan Jewry, and recently released Arénas, a visual-musical showcase inspired by music of the women of the Atlas Mountains recorded in transit camps. In her music, Neta combines Andalusian, Berber, and Mediterranean influences with rock, pop, and piyut, and is the winner of the ACUM prize for 2017. She is also a plastic artist, who holds a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from Kaye Academic College of Education. Her artwork, which includes paintings, sketches, fabrics, animation, sculpture, and video art, has been shown in solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions and festivals.