Drums of Polynesia provides an oulet of outstanding South Pacific Island Talent to the international market, while heightening cultural awareness through our products and services. We also maintain our authenticity and ensure company growth by offerring continued training and educational opportunities to our employees.
Drums of Polynesia is an International Production Company specializing in all things Polynesian Performing Arts and Education. We cater to all budgets from large corporate functions to small intimate soirees.
Founded over 22 Years ago in Papawai, New Zealand, Drums of Polynesia has enjoyed success in 3 Countries (New Zealand, Australia, U.S.A) and is now based in Florida. It was born of a vision to provide talented Pacific Islanders, with employment opportunities in the Polynesian Entertainment / Performing Arts Industry. We seek individuals adamant in their desire to preserve our culture through Education, Workshops and Performances. Your initial internship will include on-the-job Training from our own experienced Polynesian Instructors and Leaders.
“Rapua te ara tika mou ake”
(Seek the Path that is right for you)
In its presentation of Polynesian Cultures, Drums of Polynesia highlights the uniqueness of the Polynesian people. Our aim is to share our love and passion for our cultural heritage, with people the world over.
meet our directors:
RJ “Ropata Hemi” Rewi
Native of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Ngati Kahungunu iwi (tribe).
President & CEO Producer / Director
Born and raised in Masterton, New Zealand, this native Maori began his professional debut at the age of 15 performing with the Drums of Polynesia in Sydney, Australia.
He is an award-winning performer of the haka (Maori chant).
He has toured with several other Polynesian groups to Japan, Hawaii and New York; and with the Mai Kai Islander Revue.
He established the South Florida troupe of Drums of Polynesia. He has traveled extensively throughout Japan, other parts of Asia and the U.S.A. He served as Dancer/Guide/Lead Educator in Australia with the Victoria Arts Council, Northern Territory Arts Council and New South Wales Arts Council for five year with a touring Educational Program about Polynesian culture. He is a graduate of Te Aute College in the Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.