Things You Should Know About: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Jun19

Things You Should Know About: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Here’s the deal: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was the biggest thing Hawaii ever saw. Standing 6’2” and weighing 758 lbs., he released CDs in the ‘80s and ‘90s, one of which, Facing Future, is the only Hawaiian album to go platinum. His musical weapons of choice were the ukulele and the human trachea. Nicknamed both “Iz” and “The Gentle Giant,” the latter for fairly obvious reasons, he became a...

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