This site was created as a tribue to Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (IZ), one of the most famous and popular Hawaiian musician,
A tribute to Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Brudda Iz)
The Hawaiian promoter Tom Moffatt once said "His whole life was music, and love for the people of Hawaii".
You can find Israel's full biography, photos, song lyrics, chords, discography and more.
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Quick facts about Israel "Iz" Ka'ano'i Kamakawiwo'ole
Birth name: Israel Ka'ano'i Kamakawiwo'ole
Occupation: Musician, Singer
Genres: Hawaiian, Reggae, Jazz
Born: May 20th 1959
Birthplace: Kuakini Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii
Nationality: United States
Musical Instruments: Ukulele, vocals
Wife: Marlene Ku'upua Ah Lo (married 1982)
Kids: Daughter -Ceslianne Wehekealake'alekupuna Ah Lo ("Wehi")
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What a Wonderful World / Somewhere over the Rainbow
IZ's version of the famous song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", a song previously made famous by Judy Garland, became extremely popular after his tragic death.
The song was included in one of IZ's solo albums "Facing Future" released in 1993.
Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high And the dreams that you dream of once in a lullaby Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly And the dreams that you dream of Dreams really do come true
Ka 'Ano'i was the first solo album of Brudda Iz,
Released in 1990 and includes famous songs such as Margarita and Ka Na'i Aupuni.
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