RIMA oud duo

Performed in Sofar Athens

Rima is a group born as the natural outcome of a long friendship and years of cross-fertilization. It began with us playing together, exchanging our experience concerning our relation with the instrument, discussing the role of tradition in contemporary music composition and, above all, improvising. The course of this interaction lead to a mutual aspiration and the creation of a duo. Influenced by the different music traditions that are for centuries voiced by the oud, but also urged by a strong need to make music concerning us directly and not just reproducing a musical vein, we began to elaborate on our own compositions and explore the creative ways of musical coexistence of two ouds.

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