Joined: May 20, 2008
|Posted: 2009-03-20 04:58 am  Permalink|
On 2009-03-19 00:02, Zeta wrote:
Not from Mexico but...
From Venezuela, like Mister Naufrago.
Here's a good question:
What's the connection between This record and the extinct Hawaii Kai in New York ?
No mucho misterio, I´m afraid.
Venezuela isn´t really a good place for tiki.
You know, it is a tropical paradise in itself.
Hawaii Kai is classic of Caracas night life
Even Hugo Chavez was one of their patrons for a time.
But was a tiki bar only for a couple of years in the early 60´s, then a groovy discotheque and popular radio program during mid 60´s (whence the Small Faces connection) and a live Salsa venue during the last three decades.
Believe or not decor remained almost intact during all this time.
Closed as Hawaii Kai five or six years ago (today it´s called Nostalgia)but everybody still refers to it like Hawaii Kai.