Aro Music

Blending Emily’s honey-voiced jazz with Charles’ full throated percussive sound with shades of haka, Aro’s storytelling performance adds up to a warmth of experience, wholly original, anchored in Aotearoa New Zealand.

On Waitangi Day 2019, Aro released their debut album Manu – a bilingual – te reo Māori & English, 10 track album transcribed from the melodies and rhythms of Aotearoa’s native birds, playing on their characteristics and some of their significance for Māori, to convey messages about life.

Aro shared this album nationwide from Russell to Stewart Island with 25 shows, and are now working on a follow up EP called ‘He Manu Ano’, featuring 5 more songs inspired by the birds, as well as their next project, ‘He Moana’, continuing to use nature and stories as their inspiration.

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