"IZ IN CONCERT" featuring Israel Kamakawiwo'ole on vocals and Mel Amina on guitar and background vocals is an exciting and wonderful musical journey into these legendary performers artisitc personality as you watch them interact in "Aloha" live with the audience. IZ performs many of his all time favorites songs on this 16 track recording and this rare intimate look at the artist and his music sprinkled with light hearted humor as he personaly introduces each song is a rare treat with a pulsing live concert feeling...
Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole (May 20, 1959 - June 26, 1997) or "IZ" as he was affectionately called, is one of the most beloved and fondly remembered Hawaiian Music artists and composers in the Hawaiian islands.
"Israel Kamakawiwoole" was Born in Honolulu Hawaii in 1959 and spent the first five years of his life with his Grandfather, ("Tutu Kane" in Hawaiian) on the
Hawaiian island of Niihau. In 1964 he returned to the
island of Oahu to live with his immediate family and learned the importance of his
Hawaiian language and heritage. IZ was a native Hawaiian, who upon his death in 1997, at the age of 38, was only the second citizen to receive the honor of having his body lay in state at the capitol building in
While Israel Kamakawiwo'ole the Hawaiian singer better known simply as "IZ" first came to public attention as a member of the popular Hawaiian group known as "The Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau", it was his solo career which brought him into national noteriety. Those who mourned his passing in 1997 and countless others who know little about the Hawaiian native will be inspired by the depth of range on the "IZ in Concert" album. Izzy's vocal renderings are accompanied by his now famous solo ukelele performances including the beautiful rendition of "White Sandy Beach in Hawaii" and many other Hawaiian Music favorities. Relax and celebrate with the sweet sounds and excitment of the
"IZ in Concert" live performance album.
Aloha Oe' to all Hawaiians at Heart ~Michael AngelOh~
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