Going to Kaleponi CD


The latest release from Australia’s King Of The Surf Guitar and member of the legendary Atlantics – Martin Cilia. Inspired by a 2012 trip to Hawaii and California (the Hawaiians call it “Kaleponi”) and a chance meeting with surf guitar god Dick Dale, “Going To Kaleponi” has Martin and his classic guitar collection in full flight. You’ll hear the sounds of cool breezes in palm trees, rolling ocean surf, skateboards on Santa Monica boulevard and many more.

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Track listing

1. Makua Beach
2. Mrs Moto
3. Walking in Sand
4. Hawaii Western
5. Going to Kaleponi
6. Street Surfer
7. Koko Head
8. Ocean Guitar
9. Pacific Rain
10. Shore Enough
11. Hawaiian Moon
12. Waves of Thunder
13. 1961
14. End of Summer
15. See you in 5

In March 2012 I went on a pilgrimage to Southern California, this is where surf music was born in the early sixties. I had the privilege of meeting and playing with some of the greats from the first wave of surf music, in particular Paul Johnson (writer of Mr Moto, Squad Car and member of the Belairs & Surfaris).  The fantastic ‘surf’ community of SoCal were incredibly welcoming of me.  I also had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Dick Dale (King of the Surf Guitar) on his ranch. Another marvelous experience.

From mainland USA on to Hawaii – what a great place! It was my first time there and I absolutely loved it. Swimming with dolphins and turtles in the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean inspired some of the songs on this album. Kaleponi is the Hawaiian word for California, hence the title of this album.

Grab yourself a Mai Tai, sit back and take in the sounds.

Martin Cilia

Additional information

Weight 50 g
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 5 cm