Kamakawiwo’ole's Rendition Of "Over The Rainbow" Is One You've Bound To Have Heard Before

Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole was a talented Haiwaiin musician known for his ukulele arrangements and incorporations into genres such as jazz and reggae. His influence on Hawaiin music has remained a legacy and his voice was heard internationally with the release of his album ‘Facing Future’ in 1993.   His cover of “Over The Rainbow” reached #12 on the Billboard’s Hot Digital Tracks and was often used in several commercials, films and television programs. Although many preferred this version over the original, it’s important to note that the original was written for the movie: The Wizard of Oz in...

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