New FAN section! – The Official Site of Israel IZ Kamakawiwo`ole

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!

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.



There are 35 comments on New FAN section!

  • Met IZ back in 1983 in Keaau, Hawaii (Big Island). Never forgot him.

  • Happy Belated Birthday!!

    Fan from Kaneohe, Hawaii, living in Crowley, Texas.

  • I have loved IZ for years. Just found this website and glad that I am able to be a part of his fan base. There has never been and will never be anyone else like this beautiful man.

  • Happy Birthday IZ…you live on in the hearts of many. Your music is legendary, and every time I see a rainbow I smile for you.

  • All my love bro, sleep well my friend and im sure we will be seeing each other soon, somewhere over a rainbow, you have made my world and life easier to live in with all my hurt and pain from my illness, you and i would’ve and will be great friends im sure…


  • i love my idol so much!from philippines!!!

  • Darek from Gdynia, Poland

  • Very special, very musical, very IZ.


  • Today marks the day, this Gentle Giant was taken as his voice was needed back in heaven.

  • My infant sons favorite song is over the rainbow , which i walk down the aisle to at my wedding . I cannot stop myself from dancing when i hear Margaret, & my mother in laws favorite song is white sandy beach. many important days in my life are reminiscent from Iz songs 🙂 please add me to the map in Mendon MA USA 01756

  • I love his soft soothing music

  • My month old baby falls asleep to his music he loves somewhere over the rainbow! 🙂

  • What great music taken from us way to soon…

  • Will never forget his fabulous voice.

  • muy inpresionado con su musica

  • Aloha from Connecticut on the mainland. May the spirit of IZ return to us soon. Meanwhile, his music is magic, and he gets me through my day. Some offer us notes, but IZ offered us true music, the music of spirit.

  • I fell in love with IZ’s voice the first time I heard it. What a beautiful voice and a talented man.

  • Amo esse cara….sou muito fan….obrigado

  • The fist time i listened to Iz, was when I was in Hawaii on vacation.I was hooked the first time I heared his voice.Truely a amazing singer. soulful,yet a very melodic voice.When I listen to his recording,they stir my emotions . Iz left us to soon.But his spirit is still with us.Thanks for sharing your God given talent with us Iz.

  • I have my bumper sticker on my car now for over a year…and I saw another car with a sticker at the local mall!!!! I waited for 45 minutes just to say hello to a person that has been touched by IZ music as well! I was SOOOO EXCITED!!!! Please put me on the map!!!!

  • Since the moment my son was conceived we played Iz songs so he could hear them inside his mom’s belly. Especially Somewhere Over the Rainbow. T o this day it is pure magic. Thanks IZ! Live Forever!

  • I just love Israel`s music and i`am looking forward to the promise of the resurrection to paradise upon the earth, our home ! — ACTS 24:15.—-PSALMS 37:11—-37:29.–83:18
    According to MATTHEW: 24. We are about to see this event soon.


  • That chubby little man (well, not little), but mostly with his uekele AND beautiful voice, and his take on music… Do you know that when you type in Kid Rock or uncle Kracker. on Pandora..eventually, His Music comes up? it’s beautiful, he’s beautiful, Y’all are beautiful. I bet I could never underdstand how it is all related. Here’s what i do know: I love people, I love wanting to TEACH my daughter that people count, BUT, I want to show her that life counts. That’s VERY hard in the society she’s used to. How do I make it her realize what is all ready there?

  • Bruddah IZ, You and your music lives on in our hearts! You’ve brought so much happiness and peace to my life. Your music will stay with me always, until the day we meet on a white sandy beach when the clouds are far behind us. Mahalo

  • haaawaiian wit brada bula’ia

  • me gusto desde el primer día que lo escuche, música para mi alma


  • A friend of mine sent me “IZ” singing ‘Over The Rainbow” with the video to me on Face Book. I told my friend I have NEVER heard it sung any better than by the original artist Judy Garland who sang it in the “Wizard of OZ” movie. His voice and the way He sang it reached deep into my soul and lit a fire within me. I felt more alive than I ever did that is how much He touched me. She wrote back and informed me that is was His Ashes that were being spread into the Ocean. This is now word for word what I wrote back to her. “Thank you so very much for sharing the information that it was His Ashes being spread in to the water. I am saddened by the news that He was called home. Most definitely way too young and far too soon. I just know in My Heart that the Creator has some divine plan for him. I too when it is my time to be called home will have my ashes spread into the Ocean and now I have chosen the Artist and the song that will be played. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Iz” HQ has not just touched my heart he is a part of me now for in my heart he continues to live. I am Native American, Lakota Oglala Nation, known by the name Sioux. I send you Blessings for sharing the video and for writing to me to share that the ashes were his. He is at peace. It is His loved ones and whose lives He has touched and will continue to touch through His music that He will be Remembered till the Sun no longer rises in the sky. I am more than a new fan, I am spiritual connected to Him now. As Your ashes spread across the world so has your music. I will be purchasing His CD’s. His voice brings comfort and meaning to life. Mahalo, Israel Kamakawieo’ole “IZ” HQ. Your humble Friend Paulette My location is in the United States Of America, Hazlet, New Jersey.

  • Love Iz’s music so much. Just sorry never got to see him perform live. One of my most favorite songs is the powerful “E Ala E”. always brings me to tears. Rest well, sweet man!

  • A beautiful voice, a loss to the music Industry.


  • I first visited Hawaii in 1995 and from that moment I was convinced that God created the islands for Himself. On my visit I walked in to a local music store and asked what the Hawaiian people listened to. I was quickly pointed to Brudda IZ and I have always been thankful. Just the mention of his name makes me long for Hawaii. I may never see Hawaii again but I hope to see and hear Brudda IZ on the streets of Glory. Aloha from Chatsworth Georgia!