Aro - AOTNZ Tour of Aotearoa
Aro - on their AOTNZ Tour, celebrating the natural world through music.
Their refreshing performance includes elements of folk, soul, haka, and a touch of jazz to bring audiences of all ages together in a celebration of the natural world that surrounds us.
Aro perform songs in a mix of Te Reo Māori and English, blending the two worlds of Charles and Emily in song.
"…adds up to a warmth of experience, wholly original, anchored in Aotearoa, that left all who had been present to it with the feeling of having been let in on a special secret." - Rosheen Fitzgerald - gig review at The Common Room – Hastings.
Aro is made up of husband and wife Charles Looker (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Te Ati Awa) and Emily Looker (nee Rice). The bilingual duo share a passion for the power of language and music to tell stories and remind us of our cultural identity.
Enjoy the storytelling waiata of Emily and Charles of Aro as they present a collection of new songs celebrating stories of our natural heritage in Aotearoa, including award-nominated waiata about the native birdlife of this land and songs inspired by marine life that live in the waters off the coasts of this stunning country.
Refreshments Available during the 20minute break
How to Find Us
Whangaroa Memorial Hall, Kaeo, Bay of Islands
Sunday 30 July 2023