|Aridinian folk music|
Aridinian folk music was a traditional form of music. By the year 0 ABY, it had become famous across the galaxy for its ability to make Human ears bleed after just a few notes. The music was thereby regulated outside of its native system. In 0 ABY, the Rebel Alliance-affiliated droid R2-D2 broadcast a recording of the Aridinian music as a distraction, allowing his companions—Leia 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.
Behind the scenesEdit
Aridinian folk music was used as a distraction in one scene in Alex Wheeler's 2010 book Rebel Force: Uprising. After the release of Wheeler's book, Aridinia system was added to Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion, although no explicit link has been made between the folk music and the system. The music was also referenced in Slugthrowers: An Overview of Popular Music and Musicians in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, a StarWars.com Blog released in November 2013 and written by Edward M. Erdelac.
- Rebel Force: Uprising (First appearance)