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Now you can catch one of Don Tiki's three Pagan holiday shows depending on where you live:
12/15 Honolulu @Doris Duke Theatre
12/17 Seattle @ Benaroya Hall
12/20 LA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
Details and how to buy tickets for the Honolulu and just added Seattle shows coming soon!
For now, here's an update on the LA concert
DON TIKI LIGHTS UP THE HOLIDAYS!
December 20, 2012, 8pm
Don Tiki Tickets On Sale Now!
Honolulu's legendary Don Tiki, the collaborative of stellar musicians, vocalists and dancers that reinvented the jungle jazzy sounds of exotica-brings a bit of sunshine and BIG fun to the season with their Hot Lava Holiday Show!
Drawing inspiration from the original Mid-Century masters of the exotica sound, Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman and Les Baxter, Don Tiki has boldly moved this evocative genre of music into the 21st century.
Don Tiki will play songs from all four of their releases, The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki, Skinny Dip with Don Tiki, Don Tiki Adulterated - The Remix Project, and their latest release, South of the Boudoir, which won The Hawaii Music Awards Adult Contemporary Album of the Year.
The Don Tiki troupe consists of band leader and composer, Kit "Perry Coma" Ebersbach on keyboards, bassist and purring song stylist Hai-Jung, Charles Degala and Tei Tatafu, Jr. on virile vocals, vocalist, dancer and comedienne Sherry Shaoling, percussionist Lopaka Colón, who continues his illustrious father Augie Colon's jungle and bird call tradition, tenor ace Tim Mayer on reeds, multi-talented Abe Lagrimas, Jr. on vibes and percussion, tribal drummer Jason Segler, space-age Ryoko Oka on keyboards and t'rung (a Vietnamese bamboo xylophone), exotic dancer Violetta Beretta plus special guest artist Frank Orrall of Thievery Corporation and Poi Dog Pondering. Don Tiki is also honored to bring to the stage special guest artists, legendary SOCAL tiki-shaman Crazy Al, rising Brazillian star Tita Lima and Brazil's golden tambourine, Carlinhos de Oliveira.
Fans can expect the band's signature tunes such as The Natives Are Restless and An Occasional Man. "Even though we're tiki-worshipping Pagans, we'll drop six new holiday songs to get into the spirit of things," says producer Lloyd "Fluid Floyd" Kandell, who was one of Anthony Bourdain's drinking guides when the food impresario visited O'ahu for his series No Reservations. Bourdain came away raving, "Tiki supergroup Don Tiki knows the world, the subculture of tiki...it really doesn't get much better than this!"
Don Tiki is a creative collaboration of Lloyd Kandell and Kit Ebersbach. The band features Hawaii's top musicians with cumulative experience ranging from punk to jazz fusion to world beat. Don Tiki has played everywhere from local tiki dives to the Honolulu Symphony to Waikiki showrooms to glitzy Las Vegas palaces to headliners at a summer music festival in Berlin and Tiki Oasis in San Diego.
This show will be a tribute to the memory of Delmar deWilde.
"Give him island fever and take your guy to paradise with Don Tiki."
"Don Tiki have a sexy allure, along with flair and a good sense of humor..."
"Don Tiki is providing the soundtrack for this Technicolor projection
of a Polynesian pop paradise."
~Sven Kirsten/The Book of Tiki
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