"Yoyo Tuki, the voice of the island Rapa Nui". "The voice, with music and lyrics from the most isolated island of the world". Rapa Nui (Easter Island). ‘La Contradejaen’, Spain. Like his ancestors who carved megalithic stone giants, Yoyo is an artist with a powerful ability to fuse tradition with innovation. With over 15 years performing throughout high profile music festivals and events in Polynesia, South America, Australia, Taiwan, USA and Europe - Yoyo is today Rapa Nui's most important and successful international artist. A world class singer-songwriter, musician and indisputable Rapa Nui music heavy weight. An artist that has broken new ground and marked a whole generation of emerging and established musicians. "His songs reclaim Rapa Nui culture, communion with nature and the respect for the ancestors of the place. An artist that is different, committed with the idea of promoting the culture of his ancestral people."
¨How awesome was the Saturday night Twilight Session with Yoyo Tuki, The venue was packed and pumping with this wonderful island sound¨.
O´Heart Festival 2018 - Tyalgum, Australia.
"Yoyo Tuki, the voice of the island Rapa Nui"
"His songs reclaim Rapa Nui culture, communion with nature and the respect for the ancestors of the place. An artist that is different, committed with the idea of promoting the culture of his ancestral people. The Rapanui voice, the voice, with music and lyrics from the most isolated island of the world"
La Contradejaen - Spain
"Yoyo Tuki is a talented musician and visionary artist from Rapa Nui, mixing tradition and musical styles ( jazz , fusion, pop, folk ... ). Through his songs he carries the message of union of the Polynesians, pride of their origins and the conservation of these, in an ocean as vast as Europe.".
My-Tahiti - The social Polynesian network, Tahiti
Yoyo Tuki has been performing music since he was 17, and mostly in his
Rapa Nui language. In fact, maintaining Rapa Nui culture and promoting and
preserving the traditional language is at the heart of his creative
Pacific Break - ABC Radio Australia
"Yoyo sings predominantly in his native Rapa Nui language, yet successfully fuses Polynesian roots with modern arrangements and intricate melodies. An enchanting mix: From calm emotive songs, to reggae influenced tunes,
to culture inspired music. The crowd was entranced to the last chord."
The Norfolk Window - Norfolk Island
"At just 23 years, Yoyo Tuki is ready to conquer the Pacific" with his Rapa Nui roots music.
"Les Nouvelles, Tahiti "
Important stages & performances
GERMANY - Rudolstadt Festival (2019)
CZECH REPUBLIC - Colours of Ostrava (2019)
SPAIN - Etnosur Festival (2018)
NORWAY - Forde Festival (2018)
USA - SXSW (2018)
TAIWAN - World Stage Design (2017)/ Taoyuan International Indigenous Music Festival (2018)
RAPA NUI - Tapati Rapa Nui Festival (2010/ 15/ 16/ 18)/ Exclusive performance for National Geographic (2019)
AUSTRALIA - Woodford Folk Festival (2012/13) / Australasian World Music Expo (2014) / Wanderlust Sydney (2015)
TAHITI - Toata (2007)
Rapa Nui Culture Talk
Traditional Rapa Nui 'Hoko' dance
Rapa Nui Music Workshop