Veka Aler is a singer and a vocal teacher. She was born in 1980 in Istanbul. Her family is original from Erzincan, one of the cities where Anatolian culture is mostly alive. Her contact with traditional music came though members of her family in a natural way. Throughout her life she is interested in different cultures, their music and languages. During her musical journeys and explorations she meets the master musician and voice expert Cavit Murtezaoglu and starts vocal lessons, as well as taking part in various projects with him. While studying with Murtezaoglu she starts not only to get knowledge about Makam music but also to teach vocal lessons.
Veka feels especially connected with cultures from Middle-East & Anatolia. Feeling that there is a common soul in all of them she can’t separate these cultures from each other and feels she belongs to all of them at the same time, completely. She sings in different languages, expressing not only the diversity of the languages and cultures she has embraced herself in, but also the commonness of these different styles as parts of a single world.