Taking place in Malmö, Sweden, the 10th European Blues Challenge will occur in June 2022 from the 2nd to the 4th. Created in the late 60s, it has grown and evolved to help keep blues music alive. In 2007, the USA showed its admiration towards blues music by instating the Memphis-based Blues Foundation. Later on, other countries, especially European, have contributed in helping the foundation grow.
Up to 24 European nations will be participating in this years challenge. Amongst them, Switzerland confirmed its presence, represented by Justina Lee Brown, a Nigerian Afro Funky /Soul Blues artist, Songwriter/Composer, and Entertainer. After winning the competition in Switzerland she was nominated to participate in the finale of the competition, her talent and creativity are what got her to the podium. The European Blues Challenge had been cancelled due to the covid-19 in March but has now been postponed to this June.
Justina had participated in the International Blues Challenge in 2020 where she finished as a semi-finalist with her band after having won the Swiss Blues Challenge in Basel in 2019. This amazing achievement helped her become a true sensation in the USA where she later on sold out every ticket to her shows in 2020. Her accomplishments do not stop there, after having been awarded the “The Women in Entertainment Award” for “Best African Female voice” in London.
If you wish to learn more on Justina Lee Brown and her musical accomplishments look her up on her CreativInn showroom.
Keeping Blues alive in song and our hearts, over the years the International and European Blues Challenge.