In 2012, the singer-songwriter from Rapa Nui Mario "Ama" Tuki begins the realization of his first studio album called "TAPU" (Consecration), a process that would give life to part of his compositions made over the years.

Starting by bringing together a group of musicians to work on the album, he first included the drumer Ata Weiss Tepano and Te Uira Zuñiga Tuki on bass, both former members of the the experimental band NAKO with whom had been playing along since 2010.

 

Also included Carlos Campusano, a percussionist from mainland Chile, wich whom played for at least 4 years in acoustic format at many restaurants, pubs and 

 

During a studies period at the university in Santiago (Chile) mets Andres Pakarati, a Rapa Nui musician radicated in the chilean capital, with whom started to play togheter becoming Amahiro's lead guitar until today.

 

Settled back in the island he added two more musicians from Rapa Nui,

On this configuration, Amahiro would record most of Tapu album at the Rapa Nui based TOKERAU STUDIO.

The summer of 2013 at Rapa Nui he mets Vai a Tare Paoa, a Rapa Nui young girl raised in the mainland, he invited her to sing along on some gigs and she'd became the backing vocal of the band since then.

Her vocals would be recorded and added to the album in Santiago, during the mixing process helded by the chilean sound engineer JP Escares.

With the work almost done by the end of 2014, they sent the album to Argentina, where it would be mastered at STEPS AHEAD SOUND by mastering engineer Gustavo Fourcade.

 

After all year 2015 playing the album without an propper release, it became official in january 2016 at the island, and it boosted the band profesional career with sustained and continuous growing.

2017 was a year of many changes for the band, starting with the inclusion of a new colaborator, the chilean sound engineer Bruno Rojas. Introduced to Tuki by Pakarati, gave some sound and gear advices for the band, resulting on becoming the band's roadie and eventually the official sound engineer.


In this line up they  begun the touring stage for the band, leaving the island to perform in mayor stages and festivals in the mainland.  

  

Their first hit was at FITAM Santiago 2017, with a sold out concert at Gabriela Mistral Events Center (GAM). Prooving trought it that an mostly unknow band of an exotic origin and language but with a interesting and powerfull music can be perfectly considered "a comercial option" for mayor events centers and festivals as well.

 

After months of search Felu Vega, a musician from mainland radicated on the island became the new drummer. At the same time, their former engineer Bruno grabed the bass to become the bassist until today.

 

Since their origins to nowadays, Amahiro has been destacated by their fans and the specialized critique as one of the most iconic music groups in their homeland and also as an eclectic and powerfull indigenous rock band. Reaching in short time the major scenarios of important festivals of the national music touring circuit as FITAM 2017 (Santiago), Lollapalooza Chile 2017 (Santiago), Rapa Nui + fiiS 2018 - 2019 (Rapa Nui), fiiS Viña del Mar 2019 (Viña del Mar), Feria Pulsar 2018 (Santiago), Festival Fluvial 2019 (Valdivia), and Rockodromo 2019 (Valparaiso).

AMAHIRO is formed by: 

 

Mario "Ama" Tuki

Lead Voice - Rythm Guitar

 

Bruno Rojas 

    Bass      

Vai a Tare Paoa

Backing Vocals

Andrés K. Pakarati

 Lead Guitar