RakoPasefika is our professional performing arts team.  Our focus is to create exceptional dance and music that respects cultural knowledge and renews practise while providing a platform for creativity, innovation and excellence.  All our work has its foundations in our values and virtues

Rako in the Rotuman language means a place of learning and sharing.

 

It was with this intention that we formed Rako to provide Rotuman and Pacific artists with a safe space to share our art with a focus on creative freedom.

Our spiritual commitment to each other and our creations has enabled Rako  to evolve over the years through an organic process with strong family values as our foundation.

Our social enterprise that has brought together a strong hold of artists who have worked together since 2009.  Our key objective is to alleviate poverty and a culture of hardship, unemployment amongst creative people and  to build sustainable, fulfilling careers through enterprise.

 

We are achieving this by developing beautiful, high quality products and services that show the best of our Pacific cultural knowledge and skills and working together..

Using virtues and values as the foundation

 

Unity, Excellence, commitment, reverence, humility, love

 

Communication and collaboration - Shared decision making and encouraging individual responsibility

 

​Respecting cultural knowledge and renewing practise

 

Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit - Self discipline, self respect, professional and personal development

 

Respect and love of the environment and encouraging sustainable, ethical practices