Friday, May 2, 2008

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

If you haven’t heard of this man’s music I hope I can play a small part in introducing you. We found out about him from a colleague of Gregg’s who when he found out we were going to Hawaii two years’ back, loaned us his CD. We loved his music and before we left Hawaii we had bought ourselves a copy as well as several for family and friends. Sadly he is no longer with us but left an incredible legacy. He was described as a big man with a big heart.

You can find out all about him at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Kamakawiwo

And hear a tribute to him on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL-uL2M3xvM&feature=related

His rendition of Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World is just beautiful.

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