"Rapa Nui" and "The Naval of the World",
are the original names of Easter Island, baptized by the first inhabitants of MAORI origin who planted strong roots and built
a facinating millenium culture until the XVIIIth century.
It was discovered by the Occidental
world, on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1722,
by the Dutch expedition of Captain Jacob Rogenveen.
imposing MOAI which dot the coastal landscape, Rapa Nui has been declared the greatest outdoor museum of the world.
Numerous investigations and publications have been made by different Archaeological and Anthropological institutions
and personalities. Because of its importance as a culture developed in the most isolated Island of the
world it has been declared by UNESCO an "INHERITANCE OF HUMANITY"
In Rapa Nui, we
maintain our ancestral traditions through an oral history, transmitted from generation to generation
through our musical compositions of songs and dances.