Folk duo: Aro
Many New Zealand bands have never been so busy with festivals clambering to fill their programmes with homegrown acts this summer. There are concerns that festivals might end up a bit samey without international acts to mix it up a bit. But the upcoming 48th Auckland Folk Festival has a point of difference given its chosen genre. Mind you, as we've discussed on Standing Room Only over the years, folk music is a genre that's become extremely broad. One of the bands on the programme for the three day event is Aro, husband and wife Charles and Emily Looker.