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.
We promote African American Music in its many forms and provide educational activities for young people and adults. The EBA encourages research into the music and its cultural heritage. In partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, we facilitate the study and discussion of issues related to the development of Black Music and its relationships with pop music and culture.
If you have an interest in African American Music and Culture, please drop in and see us in our Resource Activity Centre. We are located on the first floor of the Public Library on Brunswick Road, GL1 1HT in the historic city centre of Gloucester.
Our opening hours are from 11am to 4pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Our telephone number is 01452 503 775.
Join The European Blues Association
Do you enjoy Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, Soul, Funk, R&B, Hip Hop or Rap? Are you interested in the history of African American Music or how popular music developed? Do you want to learn to play or perform this music?
Whether you are an enthusiast, a player or a researcher, by joining the EBA you can become engaged in many forms of activities promoting African American Music and help maintain this musical heritage for future generations to enjoy.
Becoming an Associate Member of the EBA will give you:
- access to the 'Members Only' area of the website for news of events, the forum, music-making lessons, podcasts, downloadable articles, newsletters and access to the digital archive
- use of the Archive of African American Music - a growing resource of international importance
- reduced rates at EBA events and performances
- the opportunity to engage in many aspects of the music with other enthusiasts
The European Blues Association is run by all volunteers and your entire membership fee goes directly to supporting our activities.