Posts Tagged ‘exotica’

THE WAITIKI 7’s “Adventures in Paradise”

Friday, August 21st, 2009

waitiki7(Pass Out Records, 2009):

Slip into your grass skirt, drop a paper umbrella into your pineapple-coconut adult beverage and chill out with the tropical Pacific breeze.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood, and if you’re searching for a soundtrack to your luau-inspired celebration, look no further than the debut disc from exotica revivalists the Waitiki 7.

“Exotica floats in the zone between soundscapes and an early world music hybrid,” explains the band’s bassist-music director Randy Wong, one of three Hawaiian-born members of the Waitiki 7.

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