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ONLINEStudio Israel With Neta Elkayam

Top Pick December 9, 2021 Free
Neta Elkayam (Courtesy photo: Amit Hai Cohen)

Join professor Yuval Evri in conversation with Neta Elkayam, an Israeli singer and visual artist whose work plumbs the culture of the Moroccan Jews from which she descended. Elkayam and her musical partner and husband, Amit Hai Cohen, were recently the subjects of the documentary film “In Your Eyes, I See My Country,” which follows them back to Morocco.

Yuval Evri is assistant professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Marash and Ocuin Chair in Ottoman, Mizrahi and Sephardic Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, and a core faculty member at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

Neta Elkayam has gained worldwide recognition as a performer of North African music. She collaborates with renowned local and international musicians and orchestras on stages around the world. She has received multiple awards, including the ACUM Award, the Sami Michael Award and was nominated for an Ophir Oscar Award for a leading role in 2019’s musical film “Red Fields (Mami).” Learn more about her in The New York Times profile “Bridging Time, Distance and Distrust, With Music.”

Studio Israel is an online conversation series that looks at Israeli culture and diversity through the lens of contemporary Israeli artists and creatives. Chaired by Caron Tabb, Studio Israel is a partnership among Hadassah-Brandeis InstituteJewish Arts Collaborative, the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and the Vilna Shul, and is made possible by generous support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies. This event is also co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to New England.

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