Tiki culture
Tiki culture is a 20th-century theme used in Polynesian-style restaurants and clubs originally in the United States and then, to a lesser degree, around the world. Although inspired in part by Tiki ca...
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The Easter Island Heads Also Have BODIES
The enduring image in the public's mind of the mysterious heads on Easter Island is simply that - heads. So it comes as quite a shock to discover that they have full bodies extending deep underground....
Mai Tai Recipe
There are quite a few recipes for the Mai Tai out there. Both “Trader Vic” and “Donn the Beachcomber” claimed to have invented it, but their recipes aren’t really all that similar. When you order a Ma...
Hula
Understand the importance of Hula. Once forced underground, the dance is now celebrated as an intrinsic part of Hawaiian culture.
Exotica Volume II
Exotica Volume II was the second album by Martin Denny, released in 1958.
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The Easter Island Heads Also Have BODIES
The enduring image in the public's mind of the mysterious heads on Easter Island is simply that - heads. So it comes as quite a shock to discover that they have full bodies extending deep underground....
Mai Tai Recipe
There are quite a few recipes for the Mai Tai out there. Both “Trader Vic” and “Donn the Beachcomber” claimed to have invented it, but their recipes aren’t really all that similar. When you order a Ma...
Tak Shindo
Takeshi "Tak" Shindo (November 11, 1922 – April 17, 2002) was a Japanese American musician, composer and arranger. He was one of the prominent artists in the exotica music genre during the late 1950s...
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Rewena bread
Rēwena parāoa (literally, "leavened bread," also spelled rewana) is a traditional Māori sourdough potato bread.
Rēwena means both "bread made with potato yeast" and "the process of fermentation th...
Kon-Tiki Theatre
The Kon-Tiki Theatre was a Polynesian-themed cinema operating in Trotwood, Ohio, United States, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, between 1968 and 1999. The unique building was a landmark along Salem Avenue f...
Navy Grog
The Navy Grog was a popular rum-based drink served for many years at the Polynesian-themed Don the Beachcomber restaurants; it is still served in many so-called tiki restaurants and bars. First creat...
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Tiki mugs
Tiki mugs are ceramic drinkware originating in mid-century American tiki bars and tropical themed restaurants, believed to have been pioneered by Don the Beachcomber. The term "Tiki mugs" is a generic...
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Manu Farrarons
Manu Farrarons is a Polynesian tattoo artist born in France in 1967, who grew up in Tahiti. With his Polynesian designs, he contributes to the art of tattooing.Farrarons' art is a mix of Polynesian st...
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Tiki bar
A tiki bar is an exotic–themed drinking establishment that serves elaborate cocktails, especially rum-based mixed drinks such as the "mai tai" or "Zombie cocktail". Tiki bars are aesthetically defined...
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Tiki Bar TV
Tiki Bar TV was a web series distributed in the pioneering field of video podcasting or "vodcast." Produced in an apartment Tiki bar on a low budget, the humorous and heavily ad-libbed show is a creat...
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Relocation of moai objects
Since the removal of the first moai Hoa Hakananai'a from Easter Island in 1869 by the crew of HMS Topaze, 79 complete moai, heads, torsos, pukao, and moai figurines are also known to have been removed...
Relocation of moai objects - Wikipedia
Rumaki
Rumaki or rumake is an hors d'oeuvre of mock-Polynesian origin. It was most likely invented by Victor Bergeron, known as Trader Vic. Its ingredients and method of preparation vary, but usually it co...
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Martin Denny
Martin Denny (April 10, 1911 ‒ March 2, 2005) was an American piano-player and composer best known as the "father of exotica." In a long career that saw him performing well into the 1980s, he toured t...
Exotica (Martin Denny album)
Exotica is the first album by Martin Denny, released in 1957. It contained Denny's most famous song, "Quiet Village", and spawned an entire genre bearing its name. It was recorded in Webley Edwards' s...
Exotica (Martin Denny album) - Wikipedia
Bas Sheva
Bas Sheva (July 25, 1925 – February 11, 1960), the stage name of Bernice Kanefsky, was a Jewish-American singer, prominent in the 1950s. Although she began singing Jewish traditional and cantori...
Polynesian culture
Polynesian culture is the culture of the indigenous peoples of Polynesia who share common traits in language, customs and society. Sequentially, the development of Polynesian culture can be divided in...
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Chaino
Leon "Chaino" Johnson (1927 – July 8, 1999), the self-styled "percussion genius of Africa," was an American bongo player. After touring for several years on the Chitlin' Circuit, he released se...
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Bob Thompson (musician)
Robert Lamar "Bob" Thompson (August 24, 1924 – May 21, 2013) was a composer, arranger, and orchestra leader from the 1950s through the 1980s. Active in Los Angeles, Thompson was a recording artist for...
Bob Thompson (musician) - Wikipedia
Arthur Lyman
Arthur Lyman (February 2, 1932 – February 24, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphone and marimba player. His group popularized a style of faux-Polynesian music during the 1950s and 1960s which later b...
Moai
Moai /ˈmoʊ.aɪ/, or mo‘ai, are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500, but this dating is up ...
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