10 years of the ‘Blues and Black Music’ of the Tecla Sala Library, Barcelona

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On December 10, known Human Rights day, on the basis of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of human rights ‘ made in Paris in 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
If there is a radically music linked to human rights, this is the blues. The loss of basic rights: freedom, equality, justice… life is the origin of blues music. To do this go into the history of the blues is to enter a world that questioning and that moves people, and it also stimulates because it is the music of the survival and because it can be fighting and holding at the same time.
The “Blues and black music section” of the Tecla Sala Library (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona) was created in 2006, 10 years ago, with the involvement of the Societat de Blues de Barcelona. In continuous growth, currently consists of more than 5000 documents: books, magazines, cd, dvd, photographs, posters, etc. The library organizes exhibitions, talks with students, training sessions and thematic exhibitions of its collection. The year 2012 was declared European Blues to the European Blues Union.
The aim is to promote the knowledge of the blues: the music and its history, all at the same time, in order to understand it more and enjoy it more when you listen to him. Therefore from the Tecla Sala library publich quarterly the newsletter called Blues a Fons.
The growth of the collection over time has allowed us to enter numerous documents for donation, as what we have done this 2016 the Blues lover Hugh Lynch through the EBU. These donations make our collection of Blues highly representative in the European level and one of the more appreciated for its diversity.

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