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There are at least 3 artists that go by the name of Pono/PONO:

1. A Polish rapper
2. An experimental musical project blending punk, folk, blues, and electronica
3. A Finnish rapper

1. Pono, real name Rafał Poniedzielski - Polish rapper from Warsaw, member of Zip Skład. He is active in the Polish scene from its very beginnings. He is also a member of TPWC, whose first appearance was as a support for Run DMC in 1997. As a member of Zip Skład, he is an active contributor to all of their side projects. He released his first album, "Hołd" on March 15 2002. His second solo album, "Tak To Widzę" was released on June 12 2006.

2. PONO create sonic musical collages blending punk, folk, blues, and electronika. Formed on August 14, 1998, PONO make music that steps slightly outside of popular musical constructs while still remaining fairly accessible. The players vary as does the structure and instrumentation of their music, however fierce eclecticism, originality, intensity, wit, politics, and respect for their audiences' intelligence are always characteristics that find their way into Pono's recordings as well as their live performances.
There are three PONO records: Mao Tse-tung's Bar Mitzvah was 13 years, 13 months and 13 days before Gandhi's Circumcision (1999), Aisle 3 (2001), Indie Rock to the Blues (2004), and R Mutt 2017 (2012).

3. The Finnish Pono released his debut album 'Puoliksi matkalla' in 2006. His sophomore album 'Ei näillä kilsoilla' will be released on March 1st 2013.

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