Korla Pandit (1921-1988) was known as the godfather of exotica. His backstory is as interesting as his music. He is perhaps best known for his 1950’s TV show “Korla Pandit's Adventures In Music” where he often played organ and piano simultaneously. The icing on the cake, "Not once in 900 performances did he speak on camera, preferring instead to communicate with viewers via that hypnotic gaze." It’s that gaze that is the unmistakable mark of Korla Pandit. He’s credited with over two dozen albums, many of which are exotica classics and are still played at Tiki bars today.
Our Korla Pandit pin is a loving tribute to this master of exotica and features Korla with his bejeweled turban and hypnotic gaze. Each pin comes mounted on a backing board and features two black rubber style clutches for extra safety. Size: 1.5 inches tall (38mm) Limited edition of 400.
If you are a Korla fan, also check out our t-shirt too. We’ll have a blog post up soon so you can learn more about this amazing musician..