May 30, 2012

Waimanalo Blues

Here’s a trip down memory lane, a rare video of IZ performing almost 20 years ago, with other Hawaiian music greats, Roland Cazimero, Henry Kapono, and Cyril Pahinui!

New FAN section!

Aloha IZ fans! We’ve finished gathering all the wonderful stories, photos, and videos you’ve shared with us, and put them together on a giant map for all to read and enjoy!

And since we had such a great response, we will be continuing to accept more fan submissions! Feel free to fill out the form at the site! http://izhawaii.com/fans/

Or if you don’t have a story or picture to share and you just want to be listed on the map, you can just put your name and/or location and we’ll add you to the map!

Note: Submissions are not automatically added; please give us a few days to add it. Mahalo for your patience.

Aloha!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IZ!

HAPPY 53RD BIRTHDAY, IZ!

To celebrate this year, we collected fan stories and photos from around the world! Come back tomorrow to check out our brand new FANS section!

In the meantime, here’s some other great fan works!


This is Sungha Jun, a famous acoustic finger-style guitarist from South Korea; here he is covering “Over the Rainbow”!


Here’s a video of a fan who did a digital painting of IZ!

Here’s another portrait of IZ by fan Donovan Crisp!

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole by ~SprayCaint123 on deviantART


Here’s “The Piano Guys” with an instrumental cover of “Over the Rainbow”! Filmed on O’ahu on the North Shore!


Did you know Pearl Jam covered “Over the Rainbow” a few years back? Here’s a video of Eddie Vedder giving a very heartfelt performance in concert in Hawaii!


Here’s a very cool solo a cappella of “Over the Rainbow” by Youtuber daiyel!


Here’s one of IZ’s many young fans performing his rendition of “Over the Rainbow” 🙂

“Over the Rainbow” Music Box

IZ’s birthday is coming up on May 20th. If someone else you know also has a birthday coming up, check out your local Hallmark store for the perfect gift! They’ve got a wonderful music box that plays IZ’s “Over the Rainbow” AND you can record your own personal greeting! When someone opens the box, it will alternate between your greeting, and the song. It’s also a memory box, and you can add your own photo and other keepsakes.

Here’s a demo of the music box in action!

Call your local Hallmark store for availability. http://stores.hallmark.com/ Retail price, $19.99.