Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole

Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole (Hawaiian: pronounced [kəˌmɐkəˌvivoˈʔole]), “Hawaiian of the fearless eye, the bold face”; May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997), also called Bruddah Iz or Iz, was a Hawaiian singer-songwriter, musician, and Hawaiian sovereignty activist.

6 thoughts on “Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole

  1. I love the way he sings this. I’m sure this version was used in a movie but can’t picture which one. Grand Torino comes to mind but it’s been awhile.

    1. Maybe his version was a theme in or on the soundtrack of many movies. Thank you much for stopping by and for your feedback.

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