Multidisciplinary artist and musician Neta Elkayam has gained recognition worldwide as a performer of North African music. A Key School of Arts honours graduate, Neta creates music and art inspired by Jewish artists of North Africa, linking their spirit and roots to contemporary global arts and music scenes, while integrating Andalusian, Amazigh and Mediterranean influences, rock, pop and jazz.
Neta has performed her musical creations on many stages around the world, collaborating with well-known artists, such as: Maurice al-Madioni, Nino Bitton, Abir al-Abd, Dudu Tessa, Jerusalem East and West Orchestra, Les Femmes de Tétouan, and Symphonyat Orchestra from Morocco. She has appeared at events and festivals including the Essaouira Music Festival and International Film Festival Marrakech in Morocco, GWMF Gibraltar, the Krakow Jewish Festival, IMA - Institut du monde arabe Paris, and more.
Neta was awarded the 2017 ACUM Music Prize and the Sami Michael Award for Social Equality in 2019, as well as the Moroccan “Salam Contemporary Arts Forum” prize in 2021. She was nominated for an Ophir Oscar Award for her leading role in the 2019 musical film "Red Fields".
She starred, alongside Amit Hai Cohen, her life and artistic partner, in director Kamal Hachakar's new documentary "In Your Eyes I See My Country" (2020).
Neta was granted the Moroccan TMM Trophy for spreading the Moroccan Jewish Voice around the world (March 2022).