Arts on Tour New Zealand to be live streamed

Online . . . Auckland folk duo Aro, Charles and Emily Looker, present livestream performances online wikth Arts on Tour NZ. PHOTO: ALLIED PRESS FILES

Arts on Tour New Zealand has switched to a Facebook platform for live streaming during the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown.

Featured performers Aro —  husband and wife duo Charles (Ngapuhi) and Emily Looker (nee Rice) – will present their signature blend of songs and stories during the show.

The couple discovered their shared passion for music and storytelling while at the University of Auckland, and their 2019 album Manu was inspired by the character of 10 native birds.

Blending Emily’s honey voiced jazz with Charles’ full throated percussive sound (with shades of kapa haka), Aro’s story-telling performance brings them and their audience close together.

Aro will also be sharing songs from their upcoming EP He Manu Ano for the first time on this tour; a selection of the most requested songs that didn’t make it on the Manu album of 2019.

Music-lovers who wish to link to their performance can visit