Kimmo Pohjonen Nominated for BBC Radio 3 Planet Award


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We at Thirsty Ear are pleased to announce this honorary acknowledgement for KTU's (also featuring Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto from King Crimson) Kimmo Pohjonen!

At the WOMEX world music expo in Gateshead/Newcastle, UK, 26-30.10, Kimmo Pohjonen was nominated for the BBC Radio 3 Planet Award. The category is Culture Crossing and the other nominees are: Kronos Quartet and Asha Bhosle (USA/India), Yasmin Levy (Israel) and Nitin Sawhney (India /UK). This is Pohjonen's second nomination for the BBC award, the first was in 2002 when the winner was Portuguese fado singer Mariza. The winners of the 2005 awards will be announced 18.2.2006.

Pohjonen's current album is KTU / 8 Armed Monkey. The KTU group features sampling mastermind Samuli Kosminen and two King Crimson members: percussionist Pat Mastelotto and guitarist Trey Gunn.

KTU will perform: Nov 3: Moscow, B2
Nov 5: Tampere Jazz Happening, Finland
Nov 7: Tallinn Estonia, Rock Cafe

KTU CD 8 Armed Monkey
“an outrageously bizarre, yet easily attainable program that uncannily bespeaks a paradoxical, good-time jaunt into the netherworld and a shock treatment for the mind´s eye"....(Downbeat, Glenn Astarita)

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