Of all the big Kahunas at the Hukilau, the third-annual gathering of tiki fanatics that just wrapped up October 9, none stood taller than the diminutive, white-haired Robert Drasnin. Pushing 80, Drasnin is a musician unknown outside the tiki circuit. Within it, though, he's so revered that during his Friday-night concert at Fort Lauderdale's Bahia Mar beach resort, the Hukilau's three bars were shut down, its doors were sealed, and the packed party was shushed into silence. Most of the crowd of 700, here from all over the world to hear Drasnin's set, sat on the floor,... More >>>