Song of Rapa Nui

Mahani Teave grew up on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and left at age nine to pursue her dream of being classical pianist—a journey that takes her from mainland Chile to The Cleveland Music Institute to Berlin and the great concert halls of Europe. At the age of 30, on the brink of international success, Teave gives up her career to pursue a new dream, coming back full circle to Rapa Nui to found a free music school for the island’s children. The resulting school—named Toki, after the basalt tool once used to shape Easter Island’s iconic sculptures—is a model of sustainability, incorporating tons of tires, bottles and Pacific Ocean plastic; surrounded by agri-environmental gardens to grow food. With Toki, Mahani hopes to shape a bold new future for Rapa Nui and inspire hope and change on Earth, our island home.

In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Screening with the short film The Trout.

Film subject Mahani Teave (via Zoom) will participate in a post-screening discussion, moderated by Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of The Royal Conservatory of Music's Performing Arts Division.

Presented in partnership with The Royal Conservatory

Tickets: $15 | FREE for members! Under 25? Get your FREE Bronze membership