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Listen To Aro's New Single 'Tuna'

Listen To Aro's New Single 'Tuna'

Chris Cudby / Friday 20th August, 2021 10:53AM

Finalists for the 2019 APRA Maioha Award, husband and wife duo Aro have gifted listeners a sunny, beat-driven new song with a shadowy heart, helping take some of the sting out of this week's lockdown. Sung in te reo Māori, 'Tuna' alludes the "Māori legend about the great ancestor of tuna (eels) who suggested things to get their way... and how eels tend to hide in dark places." The first single from their forthcoming He Wai EP, the team of Charles (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Ngāti Mutunga) and Emily Looker are all set to travel throughout Aotearoa once more on their national release tour — performing in venues near bodies of water and perfectly timed to coincide with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) this spring.

“I think we can all relate to a time where, somewhere in the shadow of the heart, we wanted to do something but we knew it wasn’t right. Sometimes we still end up doing it, and it can be really hard to forgive ourselves, or others”. — Aro

Aro - He Wai EP Release Tour

Saturday 4th September - Bellamys Gallery, Dunedin*
Saturday 11th September - House With No Nails, Matamata*
Friday 17th September - 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth*
Thursday 23rd September - Le Cafe, Picton*
Friday 24th September - The Boathouse, Nelson*
Saturday 9th October - Divine Oasis, Russell
Friday 23rd October to Monday 25th October (Labour Weekend) - Wellington Folk Festival
Saturday 30th October - Music In The Mall, Onehunga

*Tickets available HERE via UTR
More tour info available over on Aro's website HERE

Aro's 'He Wai' EP launches on Friday 3rd September.


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Aro - He Wai EP Release Tour - Cancelled
Sat 4th Sep 7:00pm
Bellamys Gallery, Dunedin
Aro - He Wai EP Release Tour - Cancelled
Sat 11th Sep 7:00pm
House With No Nails, Matamata
Aro - He Wai EP Release Tour - Cancelled
Fri 17th Sep 7:30pm
4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth
Aro - He Wai EP Release Tour - Cancelled
Thu 23rd Sep 7:00pm
Le Cafe, Picton
Aro - He Wai EP Release Tour - Cancelled
Fri 24th Sep 7:30pm
The Boathouse, Nelson