Sixty-five years ago, the enchanting sounds of Hawaii’s musical maestros, Martin Denny, the virtuoso pianist, and Arthur Lyman, the mesmerizing vibraphonist, ignited a national sensation with their groundbreaking albums “Exotica” and “Taboo.” Through their creativity and passion, they not only crafted extraordinary music but birthed an entirely new genre — Exotica!
Emerging amidst Hawaii’s vibrant postwar music scene, Exotica was the quintessential, easy listening soundtrack behind many a bachelor pad, tiki bar, or globe trotters’ fantasy. The genre’s lush instrumentation and faraway soundscapes continue to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide.
The WAITIKI 7, consisting of seven conservatory trained professional musicians (four from Honolulu), will perform two nights of Exotica at one of Waikiki’s most iconic venues, Halekulani’s House Without A Key, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm on the evenings of Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25, 2023. This marks the triumphant return of live Exotica music to Waikiki, a revival of a bygone era. Savor the sunset and indulge in the signature Halekulani cocktail while basking in the exotic sounds of The WAITIKI 7.
For Reservations, call (808) 518-2019.