Article on The “Last” Hukilau

An outsider’s view of the recent Hukilau at the Mai-Kai in Florida available online here.

Henford Lemoore posted his list of drinks mentioned in the article at Tiki Central:

  1. Shark bite
  2. Mara amu
  3. Planters punch
  4. Oh so deadly
  5. Cobra’s kiss
  6. Deep sea diver
  7. Rum julep
  8. Mutiny
  9. K o cooler
  10. Derby daiquiri
  11. Rum barrel
  12. Jet Pilot
  13. Black magic
  14. Mai Tai
  15. Bora bora
  16. Hukilau
  17. 151 swizzle
  18. Martinique Milk Punch
  19. Floritia daiquiri
  20. Mai kai swizzle
  21. Mai Kai special
  22. Malayan Mist
  23. Somoan Grog
  24. S.o.s.
  25. Russian roulette
  26. Hidden pearls
  27. Yeomans Grog
  28. Banana daiquiri
  29. Tahitian breeze
  30. Zulu #1

Jeff Chenault’s Exotica Seminar

Jeff Chenault on the Exotica Mailing List writes about his upcoming appearance at this year’s Tiki Oasis. Quote:

Aloha Exoticats,

It hasn’t been formally announced yet but I will be presenting a seminar on Exotica Music at the Tiki Oasis event in San Diego this year. The dates are August 14th-17th 2008. More info can be found at

Below is a brief description of my presentation…….

Jeff Chenault presents Sounds for Sophisticated Savages

Exotica researcher Jeff Chenault has become a well-known figure in the Exotica world. His extensive research comes from a lifetime love affair with music and his consummate passion for unusual sounds. For the past two years he has presented his Exotica seminars to enthusiastic crowds at the Hukilau event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His ultimate goal is to share, educate and enlighten people with this extraordinary and fascinating form of music.

This year Jeff will present an ever-expanding version of his music seminar. The show will include an introductory overview of Exotica pioneers Martin Denny, Les Baxter and Arthur Lyman, and also chronicle more obscure artists such as Eden Ahbez and Jimmy Namaro. As an added bonus Jeff will highlight the career of Hollywood film composer Robert Drasnin. Bob’s quintessential first album Voodoo is considered by many to be a masterpiece of the genre. Bob will also be making a special guest appearance.

Join us for an entertaining and educational journey into the world of Exotica.

Cheers and Mahalo,


I would go and have a good listen!!

Hukilau 2008

Great art, as always!


live acts:
Tikiyaki Orchestra – Los Angeles
Martini Kings – Los Angeles
Fisherman – New York City
Haole Kats – Florida
Intoxicators – Florida

exotic activities and special guests:
Jeff “Beachbum” Berry presents Potions of the Caribbean
Sven Kirsten – author of The Book of Tiki and Tiki Modern
Hukilau Games – Beach Volleyball and other activities
Tiki Carving with the Masters – on the Beach!