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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole translation: "The Fearless Eyed", also called Bruddah Iz, was a Hawaiian musician, entertainer, and sovereignty activist. His voice became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. His medley of "Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and television commercials. Through his skillful ukulele play...

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