Aridinian folk music was a traditional form of music[1] that was created in the Aridinia system.[2] By the year 0 ABY,[3] it had become famous across the galaxy for its ability to make Human ears bleed after a few notes.[1] The music was thereby regulated outside of its native system.[4] In 0 ABY,[3] the Rebel droid R2-D2 broadcast a recording of the Aridinian music as a distraction, allowing his companionsLeia Organa, Han Solo, and Chewbacca—to escape from the rogue Imperial Commander Rezi Soresh. However, another of R2-D2's compatriots, Luke Skywalker, stayed behind to continue his masquerade as Soresh's assassin.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Aridinian folk music first appeared in Rebel Force: Uprising, the sixth novel of the Star Wars: Rebel Force series. It was authored by Alex Wheeler and published in 2010.[1]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Rebel Force: Uprising
  2. JCF-favicon.png The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed March 6, 2016): "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." (backup link) Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. Given this principle, this article makes a similar basic assumption for Aridinian folk music in relation to the Aridinia system.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Essential Reader's Companion states that the events of Rebel Force: Uprising take place in 0 ABY.
  4. StarWars.com Slugthrowers: An Overview of Popular Music and Musicians in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, Part 1 on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)