Information about the North By Area fires.
Musician Eki Shola and her family narrowly escaped the North Bay Wildfires. Shola lost her home, instruments, and creative archive of music. She perseveres by creating new music that expresses her new appreciation for life. Music is a family affair with Eki Shola, her father has created new percussion sounds using found objects from the wreckage of the fire.
Mark “Mooka” Rennick, the owner of Prairie Sun Recording Studios, produced and performed on a benefit CD called “Out of the Fire.” The proceeds will go to replace the instruments musicians and music students lost in the fire.
Guitarist Volker Strifler cannot imagine what it would be like for a musician to lose all of their instruments in a natural disaster. Instruments become a part of the musician. This inspired him to collaborate on the benefit music CD “Out of the Fire.” He believes we need to focus on the spirit as well as the physical aspects of fire recovery.