Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

A happy song to cheer you up when the markets are down.

Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole was a Hawaiian musician, entertainer and Hawaiian sovereignty activist.

His voice became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. His medley of “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and television commercials.

Through his skillful ukulele playing and incorporation of other genres, such as jazz and reggae, Kamakawiwoʻole remains a very strong influence on Hawaiian music.

Source: Wikipedia

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