For Nefrit El-Or creation is like breathing.  It’s just something she must do in order to survive.  A prolific songstress, musician, author and illustrator Nefrit El-Or is always humming, typing, sketching, or strumming.  These days, under the dark influence of an illness that would rather see her dead, she finds therapy, inspiration and hope in her arts.  She is also continuously working on her two full-length novels, one of which is in Hebrew and the other in English.

 

Hailing from a rural town in the country of Israel, Nefrit El-Or grew up playing instruments, taking care of animals, and participating in competitive sports such as swimming and martial arts (Karate and Brazilian Capoeira).  Nefrit moved to the United States in her early twenties and decided to make music her career.  She performed in clubs and festivals around the Washington, D.C. area and recorded 2 full albums, Maya Blue and From Greater Heights.  Her upcoming EP, Echoes, promises to be her biggest and most personal musical journey yet- one she is extremely excited (and nervous about) to share with her fans and supporters, both old AND new.