Akawui is a Canadian singer-songwriter of native Mapuche and Chilean descent. His father introduced him to Latin American folk music at a very young age. He finds inspiration for his musical fusion from that experience and his indigenous cultural roots. Performing primarily in Spanish, Akawui has found a unique sound in the Latin/alternative/urban music scene. He merges hip-hop, rock, electronic music elements, folk songs and sounds from around the world. For urban alternative music lovers, this artist marries tribal and modern. His lyrics carry a strong message about the reality of various communities and highlight the human condition. On stage, Akawui offers a dynamic, powerful, yet sensitive performance.