WOMEX 2006 Announces showcase Jury

Berlin, Germany – The WOMEX Jury, known as the 7 Samurai, has
been revelead this week. They represent a
mixture of people and regions and musical tastes. The Jury will be
deciding all the showcase artists, the conferences and speakers – and
selecting who will be the winner of the prestigious WOMEX Award.

To be fair and allow for maximum diversity from year to year, the jury
have full independence from WOMEX. The decisions they make are
entirely their own.The 7 Samurai are:

Bogdan Benigar (Slovenia)
Hanna Gorjaczkowska (Poland/Belgium)
Jordi Urpi (Spain)
Juan Villafruela (Spain)
Martin Morales (Peru/UK)
Ros Rigby (UK)
Sigbjørn Nedland (Norway)

Full biographies and photos can be found on the WOMEX website:

[Photo: Hanna Gorjaczkowska,
Crammed Discs].