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Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's 1993 CD "Facing Future" includes
the medley "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" which
has been heard in numerous movies, television shows and commercials.
Israel - better known as "Bruddah Iz" or "Iz" -
who passed away in 1997, was far more than an entertainer. He was
loved deeply by all the people of Hawaii. In a sense, he was a living
hero in the Islands, and upon his death he was given the profound
honor of lying in state in the capital rotunda in Honolulu so that
his thousands of loyal fans could pay their loving last respects.
Today, his legacy lives on through his music.