Rewa is Greek composer/pianist Tania Giannouli, New Zealand musician Rob Thorne and Italian percussionist Michele Rabbia. Its first album earned highly appreciating reviews and nominations around the globe.
Rewa’s music comes from a deeper ground. It goes beyond the foreground of our usual, known perception and imagination of time, space and color. With its murmur of sea animals, echoes of hidden forest glades, subterranean crackling, Erdgeister shadows, whispering secrets of centuries old olive trees it opens up to fables from the slumbering unconscious, to the echoes and spirits of an ancient past.
Rewa emerged from a spontaneous creational meeting in Athens of Greek pianist Tania Giannouli and New Zealand Māori taonga puoro musician Rob Thorne. The mutual, in the spur of the moment reflection of their cultural roots, the sea and mountains pantheon, opens the doors to the rich musical world of Italian percussionist Michele Rabbia known from a wide area of collaborations (Stefano Battaglia, Maria Pia del Vito, François Couturier, Anja Lechner, Ingar Zach, Eivind Aarset) and his deep inspiration from composer Giacinto Scelsi.