• country:Israel
  • style(s):Folk, Songwriter
  • label:self managed
  • type:Band
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, percussion, singer songwriter, guitar, harp
  • artist posted by:GRIOT GmbH


Yael Deckelbaum is an award-winning Israeli/Canadian singer-songwriter and activist. She is a founding member of the legendary trio Habanot Nechama, who had a #1 hit in Israel, with their single "So Far" and sold over 50,000 copies of their album.

Yael has written and composed the song "Prayer of The Mothers" (which has gone viral with millions of views), that turned into the anthem of the march of hope, lead by the movement "Women Wage Peace".

The movement arose on summer 2014 during the escalation of violence between Israel and the Palestinians. On October 4th, 2016, Jewish and Arab women began the joint "March of Hope" project. Thousands of women marched from the north of Israel to Jerusalem in a call for peace. The song has carried the message of the march of hope all around the world, and has ignited many universal women's movements.

Yael has performed on the same stage with Sir George Martin, Suzanne Vega, Chris Cornell, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, Bobby McFerrin and Matisyahu.

After releasing her second solo album "Joy & Sadness", Yael was invited by Mashina (Israel's most highly considered rock band), as a guest star, for a two-year tour and has performed with them all over Israel & the USA.