OSPA returns to Bob and Di’s garden for the 8th year in a row with ARO. ARO are husband and wife duo, Emily and Charles Looker (Ngapuhi) who blend stories in song that express the people, the culture, and the heart of their home country, Aotearoa New Zealand. Both talented musicians in their own right, their sound together is best described as ‘Aotearoa Pop with Jazz, RnB and Kapahaka influences’. They were married in 2016 and in 2017 they moved into a van to pursue music, travelling throughout Aotearoa. On Waitangi Day 2019 ARO released their debut album Manu, a bilingual te reo Māori and English, 10 track album transcribed from the melodies, rhythms and stories of our native birds, playing on their characteristics and some of their significance for Māori, to convey messages about life.
Please bring with you something to sit on, a picnic or money for the gourmet burgers from Onewhero Fire Force and something to drink.
Sorry, dogs are not allowed at the venue.