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Teaukura (Chuck) Ariki Upu
Teaukura (Chuck) Ariki Upu is a professional performer, Pacific performing arts lecturer, recording artist, and co-producer of Cook Islands music. A Whitireia diploma graduate, Chuck has toured internationally to demonstrate, participate, and compete in his specialization, Pacific music and dance. Chuck has taught ukulele and drumming workshops at New Zealand institutions including schools, universities, and the Auckland Philharmonia. Chuck is now the artistic director of Soifua Village Polynesia, one of New Zealandís newest and hottest Polynesian cultural entertainment and tourism companies.