Come to TikiTaix and meet Rick Cuhna, grandson of “The father of Hapa Haole music” songwriter Sonny Cuhna, author of the classic song Hapa Haole Hula Girl. Rick will perform music from Hawaii’s past and even entertain us with a little variety of his own.
Sven Kirsten, author of “The Book Of Tiki” (recently mentioned in Los Angeles’ City Beat Magazine as “essential reading”) will join TikiTaix with an on location report from Glendale California. The mysterious Moai of Easter Island have rarely made it off the island and into other parts of the world. Sven will show us one of the few exceptions and tell the tale of how this real Eater Island Moai ended up quietly and unnoticed in a graveyard in Southern California.
King Kukulele and The Friki Tikis play their song “Shakalolo” live and give the history behind the character Kanaka Ed from Waikiki. Who was this man and how did he find himself in this crazy predicament! The band will also play other songs from the Friki Tiki CD as well as comic classics and romantic ballads to boot. (Does this look familiar? Actually we didn’t get around the Tale of Kanaka Ed last at last month’s Tiki Taix but the second times always a charm.)
Friday December 30th, 2005 10PM No Cover. Tiki Taix 1911 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park, Los Angeles 90026. One block north of the lagoon.