Duo Ruut is the first Estonian act at the Baltimore Fiddle Fair. The band will perform at the festival on May 5th at 8.30pm.
Duo Ruut’s (Duo Square) sound is based on the common ground that two young Estonian musicians and songwriters, Ann-Lisett Rebane and Katariina Kivi have explored since coming together in 2017.
Their sound ties together a single Estonian zither and two distinct voices. Inspired by the traditions of their Estonian heritage, they draw influence from both the beliefs of different cultures and their own contemporary and emotive songwriting. As they are composing on one instrument Duo Ruut’s music is minimalist at its core but packed with new and imaginative ideas.
Duo Ruut has toured in Europe, Uzbekistan and Japan. Their music has been supported by international media such as MOJO, The Arts Desk, Louder than War, Full Moon, Songlines, National Public Broadcasting Italy (NO RAI), BBC3, Sine FM, Folk Radio UK, RTBF Belgia, Estonian Public Broadcasting, NTS Radio etc.