List of countries announcing their participation to the 6th. EBC in Torrita di Siena (Italy)


We have received confirmation from countries that will participate to the 6th edition of the European Blues Challenge at Torrita di Siena (Italy) 7 to 9 April 2016. Here is the list:

1). France
2). Poland
3). Switzerland
4). Sweden
5). Spain
6). United Kingdom
7). Finland
8). Belgium
9). Italy
10). Denmark
11). Slovakia
12). Netherlands
13). Croatia
14). Austria
15). Hungary
16). Germany
17). Norway
18). Bulgaria
19). Latvia
20). Portugal
21). Estonia

Good luck to all participants!


Participating Countries at EBC in Brussels 2015

We have received confirmations from countries that will participate at the next European Blues Challenge in Brussels next March. Here is the list :

1. Germany
2. Spain
3. Norway
4. Italy
5. France
6. Finland
7. Belgium
8. Switzerland
9. Luxemburg
10. Sweden
11. Netherlands
12. Austria
13. Croatia
14. Latvia
15. Slovakia
16. United Kingdom
17. Denmark
18. Hungary
19. Romania
20. Poland

We also recall that the number of participants at the next EBC will still be limited to 20 contestants.

First European Blues Expo. Tecla Sala Public Library (Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona. Spain)

CartelEuropeanBluesExpoOficialThe first European Blues Expo will soon open its doors at Tecla Sala Library in Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona. The Expo will be open from 19 September to 31 October. Tecla Sala Library is the official home of the European Blues Union Archives and has a Blues Documentary Fund, promoted by the Barcelona Blues Society and individual people. The goal of the exhibition is to illustrate and advertise the activities organized by the EBU such as the European Blues Challenge and the Blues Market. Artists who have provided their photography for this event are Pertti Nurmi (Finland), Alain Hiot (France), Sylvie Bosc (France), Fred Delforge (France), Roser Infiesta (Spain) and Charlie Hussey (Ireland). There will also be plentiful of audiovisual material produced by the Bad Music Blues TV who have recorded the three editions of the European Blues Challenge and have made special TV programs and radio shows about them. Tecla Sala Library has the logistical support of the Municipality of Hospitalet de Llobregat. The Mayor, Ms. Núria Marín is expected to attend the opening event of the European Blues Expo on 19 September at 19:00 together with some Board members of the EBU. Everybody is invited to attend the opening event and visit the Expo!

Fondo de Blues / Blues Documentos Unión Europea
Avda. Josep Tarradellas, 44
08901 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona (Spain)
Tel. 00.03.4932602484

Cahors Blues Festival

LogoCahorsFounded in 1981, the french “Cahors blues festival” celebrates its 32 th edition from july 14 h for 7 days and nights of good music and fun : a mix of Blues stars, (among others Lucky Peterson, Royal Southern Brotherwood, Shemekia Copeland, the original Blues brothers band) but also discoveries, a master class, a Spanish afternoon, a contest of emerging talents, a crazy night with bands all over the city outside 13 cafes and restaurants … and the pleasure of local southern food and Cahors wine

Check it at Cahors Blues Festival

Culture in danger in Europe

Culture In Danger all over Europe

Those days Culture is in danger all over Europe. A new treaty between USA and France is under discussion and EEC support a total liberalization, culture being a “product” like the others

Sacem, the french society of authors, published a magazine in which they take the example of Spain to illustrate what could happen

Already hit hard by the economic crisis, stunned by an increase of 8 to 21% of VAT, the Spanish cultural sector has recently received the “coup de grace” with the killing of private copying, the amount decreased from 115 millions to … 5 million. Importers digital media won in Spain, a first victory in their strategy to dismantle the device in many European countries where it is applied.
Music lovers and artists should react in every country. You can send messages to your society of authors or also sign at the French society of authors site