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You are invited to Earth Music Fest!

Please join us at Earth Music Fest on Saturday November 15th, 5pm to 9pm! If you like frogs and love live music, this is the event for you! Come hear a variety of instruments from around the world played by some of California's finest musicians. Learn about frogs, meet other frog lovers and enjoy the beautiful frog-themed setting for this one of a kind musical event. Earth Music Fest will take place at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center (2524 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702). Entrance is $5-$10 suggested donation at the door, all proceeds to SAVE THE FROGS! worldwide amphibian conservation efforts; nobody turned away for lack of funds. See you at Earth Music Fest!

Earth Music Fest 2014

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Meet The Musicians

Musicians include:
- SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger on bamboo flute, drums and electric guitar
- SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Chris Berry on electric guitar and drums
- Frog enthusiast and multi-instrumentalist Aharon Wheels Bolsta on thumb piano, drums, flutes and jaw harp.

SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger

Though primarily known for his frog saving abilities, SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger has been playing the bansuri (bamboo flute) since 1996 and studied the classical music of northern India with the legendary flute master Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao for nearly 10 years. Kerry has performed in the USA, Argentina, Mexico, Ghana, Australia and New Zealand and has recorded several albums. Kerry regularly gives flute lessons, and has created a website devoted to the bansuri ( Kerry is also quite adept at the darabuka, a hand drum from the Middle East, and currently studies tabla with Indian drum master Samrat Kakkeri. Kerry studies guitar from Cas Lucas and also plays piano, jew's harp, ukulele and a variety of digital instruments. Kerry founded Earth Music Fest as a way to spread musical enjoyment and environmental awareness while raising funds for environmental conservation efforts.

Kerry Kriger Flute

kerry frogs flute

Aharon Wheels Bolsta

Aharon creates resonant vibrant, rhythmic soundscapes as a solo and collaborative performer for many different kinds of events including concerts and dance. He performs and records with mouth harps, flutes, tabla, drums, hang and many different middle-eastern percussion instruments. Aharon studied classical Indian tabla under the guidance of Swapan Chaudhuri and santoor, vocals, and bansuri flute with Ali Akbar Khan at AACM in San Rafael for more than 15 years. He also studied improvisation and new music under Fred Frith at Mills College, jazz singing with Maye Cavallaro at the Berkeley Jazz School as well as with masters in the locations and traditions of Bali, Japan, Mali (West Africa), Turkey, the Balkans, Ireland, and the good old USA. Learn more about Aharon's music at:

Chris Berry

Chris started his musical journey beating on a souvenir tom-tom (bought at the Grand Canyon during a family trip) and playing a Santa-delivered toy guitar (a 335 copy that was later destroyed upon seeing Pete Townshend for the first time). As a young person, Chris played the usual assortment of gigs ranging from the local church to Toronto's Exhibition Stadium (as a member of his high school band) and counts his former band director (Dr. John Kusinski) and mom (who put herself through college playing saxophone in a jazz band) as major influences in his musical upbringing. In more recent years, Chris has been focusing on his career in environmental science, but still finds time to jam with friends and record the occasional original song. His influences include Black Sabbath, the Grateful Dead, Wilco, Sonic Youth, Opeth, Dead Meadow, the Mother Hips, Radiohead, Neurosis, Wolves in the Throneroom, Mogwai and most other music that includes prominent guitars, strong rhythms and ambient/feedback/found sound elements. Chris records under the name "Flying Monkey Discharge" (which you're free to interpret any way you like!), solo and sometimes with the help of others. You can check out more of his music here.

Chris Berry drums

Rana Pcappetto

Wong Ka Hung

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