DJ: Harri Tuominen
YLE - Yleisradio
Harri Tuominen (born in 1956) has been working in radio since 1982 in several, mostly in music related positions, and mostly in the public service company, The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yleisradio). In 1995-2002 he was working as the managing editor of music in Finland's market leader radio channel Radio Suomi (Radio Finland).
Now he is working in Yleisradio's nationwide Yle Radio 1 Channel making ethno/world music programmes and also "Jazz Club" programmes for Yle Radio 1.
His interest in world music artists dates to the beginning of the 1970's. In 1988 he visited The Womad Festival in Cornwall GB and wrote the first World Music articles in the Finnish music press. In addition to Europe and U.S.A. he has been making music related trips to Senegal, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Egypt, Cuba, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia.
During the years he has been interviewing dozens of world music artists for radio and press. At the end of the 1970's he used to play the electric bass guitar in Finland's first reggae band. His winter hobby is ice swimming in sea water of zero degrees temperature in Gulf of Finland. His education is Master of Social Science.