Israel IZ Kamakawiwo’ole’s captivating voice continues to regale the world, far beyond his own lifetime, into the next century. His appeal is universal. His probing yet reflective style is spellbinding. IZ exemplifies the global celebration of Hawaiian music.
Piercing vocals, poignant ukulele stylings, and a deep commitment to the people and cultural values of his Hawai’i are revealed in these prime selections. There are also bright flashes of his unbridled humor and wit. His lilting voice challenges you to know Hawai’i and her moods, to embrace her beauty, and to feel this land and her people.
As the decades pass, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s legacy grows stronger. His recordings are always in demand world-wide, and are regularly featured in motion pictures, television broadcasts, and countless advertisements. Israel IZ Kamakawiwo’ole singular Hawaiian voice penetrates the personal complexities of our daily lives and probes our musical passions.