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good luau party music?
liltikichef
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Joined: Dec 05, 2010
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From: currently in south Georgia
Posted: 2014-05-22 10:50 pm   Permalink

Hey guys I need some help. I am planning a tiki/luau themed pool party for the 4th of July, and I need some advice/ideas on some good music playlists that goes with the theme. Not all of the guests are "tikiphiles", so I don't want to go too exotic, yet I still want that feel. Doing Kahlua pig, some punches, and a bunch of different recipes i found on the tiki food thread, so I'm kinda going all out on this. Any input would be a big help! Mahalo! !

 
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aloha.taboo
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From: Grand Rapids, MI
Posted: 2014-05-23 02:33 am   Permalink

One of my favorites: http://www.mountainapplecompany.com/artists/hapa/hapa
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mrzahta
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From: Brazil
Posted: 2014-05-23 06:22 am   Permalink

I think all the Tikiyaki Orchestra CDs are a perfect soundtrack for that kind of situation, because it's not too weird or strange and a lovely introduction to exotica for non-tikiphiles listeners.

 
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liltikichef
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From: currently in south Georgia
Posted: 2014-05-24 5:38 pm   Permalink

Thanks! I'll check those out

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-05-25 06:41 am   Permalink

LilTikiChef! Good to hear from you
Exotica is very cool for setting a relaxed mood but I don't think anyone outside of Tiki Central associates it with a Luau. You might was to add in some Don Ho, Izzy, Keali'i Reichel, maybe some Tahitian Drums.
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liltikichef
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Posted: 2014-06-10 08:14 am   Permalink

Thanks for the suggestions MadDogMike!

 
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Hibiscus
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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From: Boston-ish
Posted: 2014-06-10 09:18 am   Permalink

Ditto to Hapa, Iz and Tikiyaki Orchestra!

If you're mixing it up with tiki folks and non-tiki folks, here are a few other suggestions:

Vintage/Retro vibe:

"You're at a Luau Now" - Mel Peterson
"Rock-a-Hula Baby" - Elvis
"One Paddle Two Paddle - The Surfers
"Hawaiian War Chant" - The Percussion All-Stars
Almost any good surf music, like "Ka'anapali Road Trip" - The Fabulous Po Boys, etc.


Tahitian/Polynesian contemporary:

"Pate Pate" - Te Vaka (actually, check out any upbeat stuff by them - they also have some GREAT drumming solos)
"Tahiti Tahiti" - Na Wai Ho'olulu O Ke Anuenue


Hawaiian:

"It's Aloha Friday (No Work 'til Monday) - Kimo Kahoano and Paul Natto OR Nathan Aweau's version
"E Komo Mai" - Barefoot Natives
"Ulili e" - Gabby Pahinui
"A-L-O-H-A" - The Mana'o Company
"Kalapana Way" - Quino

Maybe throw in some Jawaiian by Fiji or Marty Dread or the like if you like that reggae vibe.

These are not meant to be tikiphile purist tunes, of course, but for a mixed group it's nice to have a little something for everyone.

Sounds like it'll be a fun time! Enjoy!








 
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