The band was chosen to represent the Czech Republic at international showcase & conference Czech Music Crossroads in summer 2016. We were voted the second best band by both the audience and the jury.
So, we can finally share some amazing news with you! We are proud and happy to announce that WOMEX expert jury have chosen us to play at the world´s biggest world music event! Ponk will be the only band from Central Europe, and the third Czech band in whole history, to play at World Music Expo (WOMEX) in Santiago de Compostela in October 2016.
The showcase & conference WOMEX is aimed mainly at music professionals. This means that we are going to play in front is several thousands of journalists, festival managers, promoters and label representatives.
We are so happy!
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Our big project for Czech Television is finally out! We´ve composed and recorded soundtrack for a kids´ online game and interactive comic on Czech history and life of King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Check it out here: Interactive comic KIV. – King by favour of the divine mercy.
Buy our prize-winning album Postfolklor which has been awarded “Czech Grammy” Anděl award for the best world music record 2015. It has received positive reviews from all over the world. It was featured in Top 20 World Music Charts Europe and played by radio stations in Germany, France, Connecticut and Alaska. Buy CD.
We are happy to announce that the Czech Academy of Popular music awarded our album Postfolklor the best world music record of 2015.
We would like to thank all those who have been helping us to make this dream come true. We were a new, unknown band, and you still supported us because you believed in our work. Thanks to you, we can make good music without compromise. Thank you, we are so grateful. Watch the live programme here.
Photo: Jakub, Michal and Ecson Waldes (mastering engineer)
Ponk was chosen to represent Czech republic at Czech Music Crossroads showcase and festival. Come and support us in Ostrava, July 12 – July 13. You will see some of the best bands from Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary.