Friday, November 9, 2012

Don Tiki holiday show in LA Dec. 20

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December 15 - Honolulu: The Doris Duke Theater: Info and tickets 
December 17 - Seattle: Benaroya Hall: Info and tickets 
December 20 - Los Angeles: Walt Disney Concert Hall: Info and tickets 

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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 ShowsLast years' show at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Arts had attendees simultaneously laughing and dancing in the aisles!

Drawing inspiration from the original Mid-Century masters of the exotica sound, Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman and Les Baxter, Don Tiki has moved this evocative genre of music into the 21st century. In fact, Denny gave the band his seal of approval when he played on their 1997 debut album, The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki.  

Don Tiki is a creative collaboration of Lloyd Kandell and Kit Ebersbach. The band 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.

When they appeared on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, the food impresario came away raving, "Tiki supergroup Don Tiki knows the world, the subculture of really doesn't get much better than this!"

The concerts are a tribute to the memory of Fritz "Delmar deWilde" Hasenpusch.


* Band leader and composer, Kit "Perry Coma" Ebersbach on keyboards
* Bassist and purring song stylist Hai-Jung
* New virile vocalists Charles Degala and Tei Tatafu, Jr.
* 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
* Ryoko Oka on keyboards and t'rung (a Vietnamese bamboo xylophone)
* Exotica dancer Violetta Beretta
* Special guest artist Frank Orrall of Thievery Corporation and Poi Dog Pondering
* Special guests for LA only include SoCal Tiki luminary Crazy Al, rising Brazilian star      Tita Lima, and Brazil's legendary percussionist Carlinhos de Oliveira

Don Tiki has four releases: The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki, Skinny Dip with Don Tiki, Don Tiki Adulterated: The Remix Project, and South of the Boudoir, which won the Hawaii Music Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year in 2010.

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