Short blurb

"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 international artist. A world class singer-songwriter, musician and indisputable music heavy weight. An artist that has maintained his traditions while embracing contemporary influences, breaking new ground and marking 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."

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Press

"One of the Rapa Nui speakers that deserves to be highlighted is Yoyo Tuki, born and raised on Easter Island. Tuki is a musician and cultural ambassador for Rapa Nui. Member of a family of great cultural relevance, he was influenced by his grandfather "Mana Roa", one of the great sculptors of the island. With tours and festivals in Australia, Polynesia, South America, the United States and Europe, the musician is one of the most important artists in the Rapa Nui scene’".
Go to the article: Cultura Do Resto Do Mundo - Brazil

¨How awesome was the Saturday night Twilight Session with Yoyo Tuki, The venue was packed and pumping with this wonderful island sound¨.   
Go to the article: 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" 

Go to the article: 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.".
Go to the article: 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 
process musically." 

Go to the article: 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." 
  
Go to the article: The Norfolk Window - Norfolk Island   
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"Yoyo Tuki is ready to conquer the Pacific with his Rapa Nui roots music." 
 Go to the article: Les Nouvelles - Tahiti​

Important stages & performances

GERMANY - Rudolstadt Festival (2019)
CZECH REPUBLIC - Colours of Ostrava Festival (2019)
SPAIN - Etnosur Festival (2018)
NORWAY - Forde Festival (2018)
USA - SXSW (2018)
TAIWAN - World Stage Design (2017)/ Taoyuan International Indigenous Music Festival (2018)/ Amis Music Festival (2019)/ Container Arts Festival (2019)
RAPA NUI - Tapati Rapa Nui Festival (2010/ 15/ 16/ 18)/ Exclusive performance for National Geographic (2019/ 2020)
AUSTRALIA - Woodford Folk Festival (2012/13) / Australasian World Music Expo (2014) / Wanderlust Sydney (2015)/ Island Vibe Festival (2019) 
TAHITI - Toata (2007)

Workshops

Rapa Nui Culture Talk
Traditional Rapa Nui 'Hoko' dance
Rapa Nui Music Workshop
Rapa Nui Art Workshop

Stage plot & tech specs