Dr Te Oti Rakena is Senior Lecturer in Voice at the University of Auckland, a Principal Investigator for the Centre of Brain Research, an expert advisor for the Centre for Arts and Social Transformation, and a research fellow for Laurier Centre for Music in the Community in Canada.
He was the first New Zealander and indigenous academic to be appointed to the Community Music Activities research commission of the International Society for Music Education.
Dr Rakena has just been appointed to the NZ Opera Board. He talks with Upbeat about what he brings to the role.
TAUBER: Du bist die Welt für mich, from Der singende Traum
- Manase Latu (ten), Somi Kim (piano) (RNZ )