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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 just a few notes.[1] The music was thereby regulated outside of its native system.[4] In 0 ABY, the Rebel Alliance-affiliated 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 scenesEdit

Aridinian folk music was used as a distraction in one scene in Alex Wheeler's 2010 book Rebel Force: Uprising.[1] After the release of Wheeler's book, Aridinia system was added to Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion. Although no explicit link had been made between the folk music and the system, its inclusion in the reference material provided its home.[2] 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.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Rebel Force: Uprising
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on 12/11/07 7:59am; accessed February 15, 2015). Although the book did not make an explicit link between the music and the Aridinia system, the latter was added to Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion. Jason Fry, co-author of 2009's The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds listed in the reference book for numerous species based on context implied from their names. This article therefore treats the Aridinia system as the source of the music.
  3. The Essential Reader's Companion confirms that the book takes place in 0 ABY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars Blog "Slugthrowers: An Overview of Popular Music and Musicians in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, Part 1," The Official Star Wars Blog (link)

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