“Their music creates a soothing ambience, with every person in the room captivated by their synchronicity”
- The List
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 it's core but packed with new and imaginative ideas.
In December 2019 Duo Ruut released their debut album "Tuule sõnad” which was awarded as the Debut Album of the Year by Estonian Ethno Music Awards 2020. The same album was nominated for the Debut Album of the Year and Ethno/Folk Album of the Year by Estonian Music Awards 2021.
In the summer 2021 Duo Ruut released an EP "Kulla kerguseks" ("Golden Light").
In a short period of time Duo Ruut has already travelled around the world, including a tour in Japan or performance at prestigious Celtic Connections in Glasgow.
Listen debut album "Tuule sõnad" ("Words of the Wind") here: