Flaming torch at sunset by the pool.
Ohana Seminars Banner.
Charles Phoenix headshot.

Charles Phoenix

Brother Cleve headshot by Adam Friedlander for The New York Times.

Brother Cleve

Raj Sabharwal headshot.

Raj Sabharwal

Charles Phoenix Alohaland Poster.
 

Charles Phoenix: Alohaland


Live Retro Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Mid-Century Hawaii!

Be prepared for your Aloha spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix  sweeps us away on a fun-filled mid-century Hawaiian slide show extravaganza.

With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm, and eagle-eye for oddball detail, Charles lavishes spirited commentary on vintage Kodachrome color slides, taken by tourists “dream vacationing” in Hawaii in the 1950s & 60s.



Experience the stories and glories of the island’s iconic attractions, resort hotels, famous fashions, exotic architecture, unexpected oddities, legendary luaus, marvelous modes of transportation, the tourists and more! You will never experience our 50th state the same way again!


 

Renegade Rum -Terroir Driven Single Cane Rum

Renegade Rum Distillery is an industry-changing project from the man behind the renaissance of Islay’s Bruichladdich single malt whisky and Ireland’s groundbreaking, terroir-driven Waterford Distillery. Our journey has been over a decade in the making and it has not been without its struggles; some said we were mad to even try. The destination is to produce the most profound rum the world has ever seen.

 

The cane plant, rum’s primary raw ingredient, is the natural source of its flavor. Thus the land on which it grows & its microclimate determines its character. Therefore we choose to explore the terroirs of Grenada –one place, one farm, at a time: captured here as a fresh, vibrant spirit before cask aging.

 

Join us for the first official tasting of Renegade Rums. During the Seminar Raj will lead attendees through a tasting of 4 Single Cane, Single Farm pre-cask rums, allowing for true experience in comparing and contrasting. Pure cane, real provenance, terroir-driven, considered distillation.

Raj Sabharwal.

Raj Sabharwal is the Founding Partner of Glass Revolution Imports. Now in its 14th year of business, Glass Revolution's portfolio includes: Amrut, Blackadder, Murray McDavid, Waterford, Bimber, Renegade Rum and Rest and Be Thankful Rum. Raj is WSET Spirits Level 3 certified, a Certified Spirits Educator for WSET and Whisky Ambassador Program Tutor. Raj was born in England, grew up in Canada and currently calls Durham, NC home. Raj has lived in 5 countries and 19 cities. Raj travels extensively seeking amazing spirits to share with US consumers.

 

ESQUIVEL! THE MAN BEHIND THE EXCLAMATION POINT

Brother Cleve.

Join Brother Cleve as he illustrates the life and times of the King of Space Age Bachelor Pad Music -Juan García Esquivel!-in words, music and rare and never-before-seen videos and photos!

 

Brother Cleve was a member of loungecore artists Combustible Edison when he met a Los Angeles artist who had just tracked down the elusive RCA Victor recording artist Esquivel in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1994. Before he knew it, he was on a plane, heading to Esquivel’s home to write music with the 76 year old legend. Over the next 6 years, Cleve became Esquivel’s regular housemate and confidante.

 

Now the story can be told, in videos, pictures and music. Sponsored by Patrón Tequila -Cleve has conjured up some faboo cocktails to toast the spirit of his late friend. Salùdos!!