European Blues Challenge 2015
Brussels will host the 5th European Blues Challenge. This jubilee competition – organized by the Brussels Blues Society in cooperation with the Brussels Capital Region – will take place on March 13 and 14, 2015 at the Ancienne Belgique theatre.
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All visitors at Bok & Blueshuset can enjoy a fantastic photo exhibition by Pertti Nurmi, Board member of the EBU. Pertti was the editor-in-chief of the legendary Finnish Blues News magazine for almost a decade in the 1980s. After 40+ years of blues photography, Pertti’s photo archives are unique even internationally. The photos were mostly taken at the major music festivals in Finland like the Pori Jazz festival, Lakeside Blues festival and Rauma Blues festival, etc. Hundreds of Pertti’s shots have been published in the Finnish Blues News and other magazines, and his photography artwork has been on display e.g. in New York City and in Hollywood. A sample of some 120 Blues shots will be on display at the entrance level of Bok & Blueshuset starting from 22 June and running during the European Blues Expo, until the end of August 2014.
The 2nd European Blues Expo will have its grand opening at the prestigious Bok & Blueshuset library in Notodden (Norway) on 31 July, and the Expo will be on display thereafter through August 2014. The exhibition will showcase the various activities organized by the European Blues Union like the European Blues Challenge (EBC), the Blues Market, and other cultural events associated with today’s lively European Blues scene. There will be a photo exhibition by international photographers, Pertti Nurmi (Finland), Alain Hiot (France), Sylvie Bosc (France), Roser I. Valls (Spain), SKAttomaTTO (Italy), Charlie Hussey (Ireland), Aigars Lapsa (Latvia), Morten Gjerde (Norway), Carme Barrera (Spain), Fred Delforge (France) and Roald Jungård (Norway). The Expo will also cover loads of information hosted by members of the European Blues Union dealing with European Blues festivals, magazines, musicians, radio shows, record labels, etc. Film footage recorded during the four past editions of the European Blues Challenge (Berlin, Toulouse and Riga, 2011-14) will be provided by Bad Music Blues from Barcelona. Bok & Blueshuset and Europas Blues Senter in Notodden will provide the logistical support as the 2nd European Blues Expo will become part of the permanent Blues legacy to be housed at the Library. The event is also supported by the legendary Notodden Blues Festival.