Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Hawaiian musician

Date of Birth: 20-May-1959

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Date of Death: 26-Jun-1997

Profession: singer, songwriter

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

  • Israel Ka?ano?i Kamakawiwo?ole (pronounced [k??m?k??vivo'?ole]; Hawaiian for "The Fearless Eyed Man"; May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997), also called Bruddah Iz or IZ, was a Native Hawaiian singer-songwriter, musician, and Hawaiian sovereignty activist. He achieved commercial success outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993.
  • His medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" was released on his albums Ka ?Ano?i and Facing Future.
  • It was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and television commercials. Along with his ukulele playing and incorporation of other genres, such as jazz and reggae, Kamakawiwo?ole remains influential in Hawaiian music.

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