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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (1959–1997)

All Hawaii mourned, and more than 10,000 people turned out for a state funeral in honor of Israel Ka'anoi "Brudda Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole. The son of Henry Kalei'aloha Naniwa and Evangeline Leinani Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel was surrounded by music growing up; his uncle was Moe Keale, a very well-known and respected musician, and his parents worked at a ... See full bio »


(age 38) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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Godzilla Soundtrack
Snakes on a Plane Soundtrack
The Impossible Soundtrack


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 2017 My Place in the Lineup (Documentary short)
 2010 Aerial America (TV Series documentary) (soundtrack performer - 1 episode)
- Hawaii (2010) ... (soundtrack performer)
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Other Works:

Album: Facing Future (1993) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Israel 'Iz' Kamakawiwo'ole


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Marlene Kamakawiwo'ole  (his death)  (1 child)

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Practiced in the Robert Louis Stevenson hut located where producer/performer Anthony Begonia used to live.



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