Ora Barlow

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About the Mentor

Ora Barlow is an exciting musician, songwriter and artist, performing on guitar, ukulele, percussion and vocals. As one of the original members of the acclaimed women's trios Manuhiri Ora has toured Europe, Australia, New Caledonia and Aotearoa and performed in major festivals such as WOMAD UK, Edinburgh Fringe and many festivals in Australia, releasing two CDs along the way.

Ora has also recorded and performed with Kim Halliday and Sarah Beattie as the cross-cultural collaboration Pacific Curls, whose fusions of Maori, Pacific and Celtic sounds have been in high demand at festivals in Canada, Europe and throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Ora is based on the East Cape and we are thrilled she can bring her talents and passion for culture to our rangatahi there!