* She was born on July the 15th, 1978 in San Juan de los Morros, Estado Guarico, Venezuela. Her artistic interests were led by her parents from a very beginning, and her first academic steps were through a Basic Course of Cuatro (a Venezuelan four string tiny guitar). At the age of eight, she participated in the Guárico Third Folk Festival “Puerta del Llano”, to win a second place in the poetry contest. The following year, she became the contest winner. The feelings of being on stage made her get closer to her passion: music. In Caracas, Vielka succeeded in taking the first and second levels of the workshops, Percussion Reading, and Interpretative Techniques. These workshops were taught by Professor Jesús Blanco. She also attended the Training and Developing Workshops for Percussionists in San Agustin Parish, Caracas, where outstanding masters defined classes. Shortly afterwards, and showing her talent for percussion, she finished top in the exams of the First Module of the Timbale Workshop tutored by Professor Patricio Díaz in the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences (F.A.C.E.S.) at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Time passed by, and Vielka did not waste it. Her dedication and talent led her to become a member of the musical groups, “Caney” and the Dance and Traditional Music Group, “La Trapatiesta”. Both are groups on campus, and at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, she had the opportunity to study traditional singing, and vocal techniques with “La Trapatiesta”. Her staying at “Caney” and “La Trapatiesta” catapulted Vielka as a singer, and she became a singer member of the projection group - sponsored by the Fundación Bigott - “Vasallos de Sol”. Later on, her particular style of singing allowed her to become one of the lead vocalists of the musical group, “Cabijazz” .