E hīkaka ana a Toi o Tāmaki ki te whakarato i a Aro hei whakatairanga i tō rā. Ko Charles (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Te Āti Awa) te tāne a Emily Looker (ko Rice te ingoa takakau), ā, ko rāua a Aro. E ngākaunui ana tēnei tokorua reorua mō te mana o te reo me te puoro hei tuku kōrero e whakamahara ana i a tātau ki ō tātau tuakiri ahurea.
E whakatautau ana a Aro i te motu whānui i Aotearoa mai anō i te tau 2017, i ngā taiopenga me ngā tūmomo wāhi rerekē puta noa i te motu ki te tuari i ngā kōrero mō tō tātau wāhi ki ngā tamariki me ngā pakeke. I runga rāua i ngā whakaaturanga maha o te reo irirangi ā-motu me te pouaka whakaata.
Nau mai haere mai ki te whakaaturanga motuhake o ngā whakanuitanga a Toi o Tāmaki me, ā, ka tohu i te tīmatanga o ngā hararei kura o te Hūrae mā te waiata!
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is excited to bring you Aro to brighten up your day. Aro is made up of husband-and-wife Charles (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Te Āti Awa) and Emily Looker (née Rice). This bilingual duo shares a passion for the power of language and music to tell stories that remind us of our cultural identities.
Aro has been performing nationwide in Aotearoa since 2017, playing festivals and a wide variety of venues around the country to share stories of our place with children and adults. They have featured on many national radio and TV shows.
Come along and join in with their special performance as part of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s Matariki celebrations and mark the start of the July school holidays with song!
Image credit: Cara Graham Photography