Veka Aler

Voice

Kurdish, Turkish

English

Verk Aler is an Istanbul-born vocal artist, focusing on Eastern music and their related vocal techniques. Ms. Aler has devised a way of teaching Eastern vocal techniques combined with Meshk, an oral educational system, and academic systems, allowing her to impart a musical repertoire spanning Turkish, Kurdish, Azeri and Iranian songs. She studied Azeri makam singing lessons with Cavit Mürtezaoğlu, an Iranian-Turkish singer and voice trainer, who synthesized Eastern and Western vocal techniques into a unique vocal method. For Veka, understanding anatomy correctly and recognizing the individual voice sound allows the singer to apply Middle Eastern vocal features and techniques. In 2016, she became a co-founder of the band, Hemhal, which has a multilingual repertoire with Arslan Hazreti.