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This was a great surprise to me, a dream has come true. For this year’s Womex I am one of the 7 samurai, the Jury that will be curating the Showcases for the official Programme, in the 27th edition of the event that will be taking place in a physical format in Porto, Portugal, from 27 – 31 October 2021.
The Showcase Samurai:
António Guimarães (Portugal), owner, general manager, AMG music
Charlie Crooijmans (The Netherlands), music journalist, musicologist, radio host
Kerry Clarke (Canada), artistic director, Calgary Folk Music Festival; programmer, Block Heater Festival
Lewis Robinson (UK), owner, Mais Um Records; radio host: WorldwideFM, Soho Radio
Todd Puckhaber (USA), former senior music and event programming manager, SXSW