2008, Fri, Jul 25

Don Tiki (USA)

Forbidden Worlds

Don Tiki | © Promo

Don Tiki | © Promo

‘The Forbidden World of Don Tiki’: twenty casual, swinging rhythms and a staged eroticism that recalls the Hawaii shirt designs of the 1950s. In those days, Polynesian Tiki gods were part of the fixtures and fittings in the local bars. Bongos, the strains of the harp, birdcalls and Hula dancers all help to evoke lost paradises. ‘Don Tiki’, writes Time Out New York, ‘have a sexy allure, along with flair and a good sense of humor...’ And floating high above the all is the spirit of that godfather of exotica, Denny Martin.