One of the most interesting new artists of the moment is the singer Yael Naim. With her French/Israeli background - she was born to Sephardic Jewish parents in Paris - she is able to incorporate both striking and traditional elements in her music. Naim began her career as a soloist with the Israeli Air Force Orchestra. In 2001 her first CD appeared: In a Man's Womb. She found a musical partner in percussionist and composer David Donatien. With him Naim worked on her second CD for two years, an album that could be considered her true debut. The English, French and Hebrew songs, shifting from folk to pop and sometimes to jazz, are intoxicating from the very first note. Delicate and perhaps a little bit mysterious. The up-beat song New Soul was used in a computer commercial and became her business card. It allowed Yael Naim to be the first Israeli artist to reach the top ten on the American charts.