Stand against trafficking
A trio of Kiwi singersongwriters are taking a stand on stage to help end human trafficking, with two Aucklandbased gigs this week.
Stand with Her Tour is a free musical event hosted by TearFund New Zealand, featuring award-winning musician Holly Arrowsmith, with duos Aro and Aaron/ /David.
Aro, is a husband and wife duo featuring the North Shore’s Emily Looker and her husband Charles.
Despite being on the cusp of releasing a new EP, Looker said the musical spouses were going on tour to raise awareness around human trafficking.
‘‘Even I wasn’t aware of how much of an issue it [human trafficking] is and I hope the tour is an opportunity to open attendee’s eyes to this nasty thing,’’ Looker said.
The musical duo, have a jazz pop, neo-soul style that incorporates stories everyday and the language.
Stand with Her Tour is in support of Tearfund New Zealand’s efforts to combat human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region.
Shows are on July 14, from 7pm at Grey Lynn Library Hall. July 15, from 7pm at The Rose Centre, Belmont.
Tearfund NZ is a New Zealand aid and development organisation, serving communities in Africa, Asia and South America. of the Maori
Aro will perform at Tearfund’s antitrafficking tour in July.