Tag: Tiki Tuesday

The History of Tiki Carvings

When my sister went to Hawaii years ago, she brought me back a small Tiki wooden carving. The perfect gift from Hawaii, I thought. Every time I look at this carving, I think of Hawaii and the island culture. Of course I also think of my sister! Tiki statues, the totem poles, masks and all …

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Drum Rhythms of Haiti Cuba Brazil

First recorded by Katherine Dunham & The Singing Gods in 1955 and now rediscovered, here is Nanigo (Cuba) from Drum Rhythms of Haiti Cuba Brazil. Drum Rhythms of Haiti Cuba Brazil by Katherine Dunham & The Singing Gods

The Hilo Hi-Flyers: The Island of My Dreams

“The Island of My Dreams” is from the LA tiki swing quartet The Hilo Hi-Flyers’ debut album Adventure! The album is currently available from Hi-Tide Recordings, where you can buy the LP on vinyl in tiger orange, offered with this cryptic message: Somewhere deep in a rainy jungle lies a stone temple, guarded by a …

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Radio Martiko Unearths Two Surf Rock Gems

Radio Martiko recently re-released two solid surf rock gems from the ’60’s from French Canada’s Les Talismans and Les Jaguars. They are “L’interplanetaire” and “Guitare Jet,” respectively. They’re available on Surf Québécois, available from Radio Martiko’s bandcamp. Surf Québécois by Les Talismans / Les Jaguars

The Tonga Room Storms Back July 9

Californians can look forward to one of the most iconic bars, The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar in San Francisco, reopening July 9. The Tonga Room is famous for its rich tropical décor, Polynesian-fusion cuisine, and the occasional tropical rainstorm, complete with thunder and lightning! The Tonga Room will reopen on Fridays and Saturdays between …

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Stunning Mid Century Modern Home with Fantastic Tiki Bar for Sale

MCM meets tiki in this amazing house! This Forest Park, Ohio home features beautiful mid-century modern accents, vaulted ceilings, lots of natural light, and abundant space, as well as a fantastic tiki bar in the basement. I love this beautiful outdoor walkway with a cool view of the lush greenery surrounding the home. The 3,996 …

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Tiki Moon Mix

This Thursday marks the new moon and the first solar eclipse of 2021, and to usher in this unique combination of celestial events, I have mix of exotica and relaxed moon remixes to sit back and enjoy this Tiki Tuesday. Here’s a summer-y “Tiki Moon Mix” via Soundcloud. Tiki Moon 🌕 Tracklist 1) The Dixie …

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Next Tiki Stop: Tosche Station

Stop by Tosche Station and power up with this Star Wars Landspeeder Punch Bowl, complete with Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 Mini Muglets. Luke Skywalker owned an  X-34 landspeeder which transported him across the sands of Tatooine in Star Wars. The design of the punch bowl and mini mug set was inspired by the classic Star Wars Trilogy. …

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Disneyland Hotel Reopens July 2 with Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Disneyland fans take heart, the Disneyland Resort is opening in phases and the Disneyland Hotel will soon be reopened with fantastic renovations, including corridor flooring featuring new patterns inspired by the art of Mary Blair, who was the Small World artist and concept artist for several Disney animations including Peter Pan and Cinderella. During the …

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Saturn Room: A Taste of Tiki in Tulsa

One of the first bars I went to after being vaccinated was my favorite one in my hometown of Tulsa, the Saturn Room. What pure joy to relax in this T-town tropical hut under low lighting with an ever impeccable playlist playing. Tonight’s musical selections included “Care of Cell 44” by The Zombies, “Rock and …

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