- 26 Jul 2023
TimeDoors open 7pm
- 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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.
This 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. Aro are best described as multi-genre offering of storytelling pop, RnB, electronic and jazz, fusing vocals, tāonga puoro and chants, who write waiata which thematically explore the ideas of kaitiakitanga and manaakitangahttps: