BEMAC Live: Yoyo Tuki, The Voice of Rapa Nui
Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is a remote island where stone giants, ancient legends and the elements of nature merge with a mystical human experience.
Yoyo Tuki is the only dedicated Rapa Nui musician and artist based in Australia. His music is emotional, soul piercing and able to transport audiences to the mystical remoteness of his birthplace. Supported by extraordinary musicians and featuring traditional dances, Yoyo will sing predominantly in his Rapa Nui language, but also in Spanish and English, carrying a universal and profound message, his strong storytelling and guidance from ‘Kuhane O Te Tupuna’ (Spirit Of The Ancestors) woven throughout his performance. From a tiny spec of land in the vast Pacific Ocean, his songs continue to make waves.
Yoyo Tuki is an internationally acclaimed musician, artist and proud cultural ambassador from the most remote inhabited island in the world: Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Born into a culturally rich family, Yoyo developed a strong sense of identity and deep respect for his land and traditions at a young age. He now dedicates his life to his music, art, family and deepening his spiritual learning while sharing his precious and rare culture with the world. A prolific songwriter with a unique and powerful voice, he has forged a successful international career and graced stages at major world music festivals and events worldwide.
About BEMAC Live
BEMAC Live is a series of professionally produced shows, underpinned by BEMAC’s programming principles, that champion and elevate diverse artists, and their artistry, as creators of original work of the highest quality and relevance possible.
For more information about BEMAC’s program of upcoming events, visit bemac.org.au/whats-on/
7:30pm, Saturday, June 24
Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD
More info: bemac.org.au
There is very limited parking around the QMC. We encourage all guests to use public transport. QMC is only a 2-minute short walk from the Holman Street Ferry Terminal and bus routes 27 and 234. You can find more info about how to get to QMC at http://qmc.org.au/visit