First European Blues Challenge 2011 in Berlin – Germany

To remember where we come from, in this period of lockdown, we’d like to share these videos from the first European Blues Challenge edition in Berlin, 2011. Working all together people from the Blues World we shall overcome!!

First Place: Howlin Bill

Winners!

All the bands!

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Covid-19: EBC 2020 Postponed

The EBU Board received this last official communication  and we share with you all.


The European Blues Challenge 2020 and the Covid-19 virus: update March 17

We regret to announce, as endorsed by the EBU as well as the DBF, the postponement of the European Blues Challenge 2020, due to the uncertainty regarding the status of the measures to be taken in the battle against Covid-19. It is unwise to persevere in continuing the Challenge. Also several countries have informed the EBU that they will abstain from participating, either as precautionary measure or because of the restrictions imposed by their respective governments.

We emphasize that the Challenge is only postponed, not cancelled. We hope that the developments in the Covid-19-situation will make it possible to convey to all an alternate date before the summer holidays. Tickets bought will remain valid and the value transferred to the new date. We will keep you informed.

We deeply regret being forced to take this step, but the Covid-19-pandemic confronts us with an extraordinary situation with far reaching consequences.

With the blues in mind and full regards

The board of the Blues in Zaanstad Foundation

EBU and Blues Foundation in Lucerne

A great meeting took place during the Lucerne Blues Festival last November, some EBU board Members, Davide Grandi, Pertti Nurmi, Roser Infiesta and Jostein Forsberg, met Barbara Newman, BF president, and Michael Freeman, new Chairman from the Boaard Of Directors, to discuss some aspects of the mutula collaboration started some years ago to develop an interchange of blues musicians between USA and Europe. Our work keep on going and together we will be stronger!