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Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole (May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997) (pronounced ) was a Hawaiʻian musician.

He became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993 with his medley of "Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World", which was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and commercials. Through his consummate ukulele playing and incorporation of other genres (such as jazz and reggae), Iz remains one of the major influences in Hawaiʻian music over the last… read more

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  • Avatar for kell_salvador
    This man makes me very happy.
  • Avatar for -frea-
    love his music! people should listen to it more..
  • Avatar for COBOTER
    Wow! why so few listens? this guy is a legend.
  • Avatar for sOuller
    even he got that JET life. Rest in peace/
  • Avatar for Hushasha40
    Mahalo, Israel!
  • Avatar for ornsq
    R.I.P. yours music was great
  • Avatar for alphaquinn
    Hes the best guitar player Ive ever seen. To bad he was so big and his hands didnt fit on the guitar right. Its said that when he died the Hawaiian people came out of a 20 year hunger
  • Avatar for Giga-man
    Fantastic music. Ukelele God.
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