Israel Kamakawiwo’ole died on June 26, 1997, at the age of 38, before he gained his vast popularity.
Who is Israel Kamakawiwoʻole daughter?
Where is Israel Kamakawiwoʻole from?
Is Israel Kamakawiwoʻole Filipino?
He was the third child of Evangeline Keale Kamakawiwo’ole, a Hawaiian woman born on Ni’ihau, and Henry “Tiny” Kaleialoha Naniwa Kamakawiwo’ole, a part-Hawaiian born on O’ahu. His proud parents knew he would be special even before he emitted his first bold vocals. They named him Israel Ka’ano’i Kamakawiwo’ole.
Is Somewhere Over the Rainbow appropriate for a funeral?
The late Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s medley “Somewhere over the rainbow / What a wonderful world” is one of the best choices for funeral-appropriate “happy” songs. … Playing this song in a loved one’s funeral can be very comforting and uplifting.