September 15, 2005

Exotica Greats at Hukilau

Filed under: Events,Ft. Lauderdale & Miami,Music,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 5:29 pm
Yma Sumac
Yma Sumac

This year’s Hukilau event in Ft. Lauderdale has a lineup of musicians that has Exotica fans all a-twitter. During Friday’s event at the Bahia Mar, Robert Drasnin will be performing (with Miss Formica Dinette). Drasnin, whose album Voodoo is considered one of the great classics of exotica, will be performing material from his new album Voodoo II — his first new exotica music in 40 years. Also in attendance that night: the incomparable Yma Sumac, whose astounding voice for some defines the very aesthetic of exotica. Ms. Sumac’s ability to attend has been in question for health reasons, but it now appears that she will be able to attend after all. Saturday night at the Mai Kai brings a special performance by the exotica troupe Waitiki — after dinner, they will be playing an entire set of Martin Denny music. Martin Denny’s daughter recently attended a performance by Waitiki, and said it was as if he were there playing himself. Hukilau takes place the second weekend of October in Ft. Lauderdale; tickets are still available but will likely sell out.

2 Responses to “Exotica Greats at Hukilau”

  1. Tiki-Tim Says:

    Looking forward to meeting Mr.Drasnin & Yma Sumac.

  2. Trader Woody Says:

    Thanks for the great ‘Digest’ of Tiki Central, Humuhumu. These days I find there’s far too many posts to wade through on TC, and visit less and less as a result. This is a great way of cutting out the slack and getting straight to the good stuff!


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