Pati Umaga QSM

Image description: Pati Umaga faces the camera directly with a faint smile. His bright green shirt has been created from a bold Pasefika fabric.

Pati Umaga (QSM) chats to Áine about the power of music, coming to terms with disability and what led him to advocate for the full inclusion of Pacific People with disabilities in Aotearoa.

Pati Umaga (QSM) is a musician who cares deeply about enabling participation and inclusion for disabled people and Pacific communities through music. Umaga, who is paraplegic, is a trustee of the Pacific Music Awards and a past president of Disabled Persons Assembly. He chats to Áine about the power of music, coming to terms with disability and what led him to advocate for the full inclusion of Pacific People with disabilities in Aotearoa.

View Áine's interview with Pati Umaga on YouTube by clicking below

Click here to read a brief summary of the In Conversation Q&A or click here to read a transcript of the interview.