Incorporating the Archive of African American Music, The European Blues Association (EBA) is a registered charity established as an educational organisation in the United Kingdom in 1999.

Our mission:

"… to be the resource for the general public who are interested in the historical past and the modern progression of  African American music.  We are dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of all aspects of the music and the African-American culture from which it evolved.”

In furtherance of our objective to advance the education of the general public in the history and appreciation of African American music and culture the Association will make provisions for:

  • the protection and preservation of an archive of material related to the music of peoples of African descent, including African American music and culture in general and Blues in particular; to make this accessible for the public benefit in a resource centre.

  • the presentation of public recitals and lectures featuring African American music

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