Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole (pronunciado [kəˌmɐkəˌvivoˈʔole], Honolulu, Hawái; 20 de mayo de 1959-Ib., 26 de junio de 1997) fue un destacado músico estadounidense conocido principalmente por sus versiones de las canciones Over the rainbow y What a Wonderful World.
Les Makaha Sons of ni'ihau ont enregistré No Kristo en 1976 et ont publié quatre autres albums, dont Kahea O Keale, Keala, Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau et Mahalo Ke Akua. Le groupe est devenu le groupe traditionnel contemporain le plus populaire de Hawaï avec ses albums de percussions 1984, Puana Hou Me Ke Aloha, et le suivant, Ho'ola en 1986.
Os Makaha Sons gravaram 21 álbuns, ganharam muitos prêmios Hoku Na e mudaram a história da música havaiana. Em 1993, após uma temporada de sucesso como um dos membros dos Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau, IZ (nome artístico internacional adotado por Israel) decidiu aventurar-se por conta própria.
The Makaha Sons of Ni'ihua met with great success and popularity in Hawaii, recording 10 albums over a period of 15 years. In 1993, Israel decided to leave the group and pursue his own paths. He soared as an solo performer, with his album "N Dis Life" spending 39 weeks on Billboard's World Music chart, rising as high as #8.
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31/05/2021 · A bit of a troublemaker as a youth, he dropped out of high school. While he was in his teens, his family moved to Oahu's Waianae Coast, where he and his brother Skippy would form the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau band with Louis "Moon" Kauakahi, Sam Gray, and Jerome Koko. Together they made 21 albums between 1976 and 1991.
In Makaha, he would form a band that would rock the islands. The chance encounter of two truant schoolboys (Israel and John Koko) at the beach was the beginning of a band everyone would soon know as the Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau. The Makaha Sons went on to record 21 albums, win many Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and change Hawaiian music history.