It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:

Israel 'IZ' Kamakawiwo'ole

The most popular entertainer in Hawaii until his tragic death in 1997, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole formed the traditional Makaha Sons as a teenager in the mid-'70s, went out on his own in more of a contemporary style by the 1990s, and released four immensely popular recordings before passing away just after the release of 1996's N Dis Life. Born in the Honolulu suburb of Kaimuki, Kamakawiwo'ole later moved to nearby Makaha. In allegiance to his new home, Israel formed the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau with brother Skippy plus Louis "Moon" Kauakahi, Sam Gray and Jerome Koko. The Makaha Sons recorded No Kristo in 1976 and released five more albums during as many years, though Skippy's death of a heart attack in 1982 came as quite a blow to his younger brother. The group soldiered on, and became Hawaii's most popular traditional group with breakout albums like 1984's Puana Hou Me Ke Aloha and its follow-up, 1986's Ho'ola.

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole decided to begin recording on his own with 1990's Ka 'Ano'i, which became the most popular Hawaiian album of the year. Though he continued his solo career, by 1991 he had recorded with the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau again, and that year's Makaha Bash 3 set still more records in Hawaii, thanks in part to the single "Broken Promise." Another Makaha LP, Ho'oluana, appeared in 1992, though it was the last with Israel. His second solo effort, Facing Future, appeared in 1993, and 1995's E Ala E featured a reunited duet with Skippy, thanks to studio technology. Israel continued to win awards and sell very well with 1996's N Dis Life, but his ballooning weight problem (at times, he weighed over 750 pounds) caused his early death at the age of 38. ~ John Bush, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

viribarcenas 0 8
gingerbroone r
I'm in love with any song Iz sings.
Julibananna some of us like big guys ;) And looks aren't everything anyways. What an awesome icon of true Hawaiian culture he was (and is), allowing those of us who aren't Hawaiian to experience it in music.
I'm in love with this song
I just love all of his songs RIP
Beach
I'm a HUGE fan, it's sad that he died.
I know all his songs
bmannetter
You rock
Unfortunatly nobody lives forever on the earth. This is a good rememberance to appreciate what you have now.
krudd3
Feeling blessed that he was hear long enough to share his voice with the world. Aloha.
Luv ths version of the song.. Nice voice that ths man had
The bio is well intended and written with aloha so I offer these edits with humility and respect for Israel. Israel would want everyone to know that e grew up in Palolo, the 'ahupua'a,a major land section which includes Ka'imuki. His brother, Skippy, was the leader of the group and formed the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau with Israel, Louis Moon Kauakahi, and Mel Amina. They were tight with John and Jerome Koko for sure as well as Elmer Kohala Lim who played steel guitar on earlier recordings.
Love it
gingerbroone r
And yes, I pray he is in heaven too, singing with the angels.
gingerbroone r
My heart goes out to this man, even though he is no longer in this world. Yes, he was very over weight...... . . b u t he had feelings and was a young man , when he died. Bless his heart. I love him and never met him.
I Mean can't
Robert, why can he take care of himself a bit though?
You can never know a person's soul if you only see with your eyes. Generally I wouldn't join these discussions but I decided to take a moment, God bless.
kristipost51 2
Agreed Robert! I love this song and pray he's in heaven singing with the Angels!
The comments about his looks what is rude and totally unnecessary. Have you heard the saying if you can't say something nice then don't say nothing at all.
He's really good, but he looks
incredibly disgusting. But good voice.



XOXO rip...beauti f u l . . . v o i c e and man...
Love this song
My first time to hear his song and I was blown away. Great music.
Really great
adedisu
Best song ever played it at school in oleander elementary school at graduation ceremony
lsamc318
The first time I herd his songs they took my breath away. I love thrm
So sad he died ����������I saw the movie 50 first dates it has his song perfect for the movie u all should watch it made me cry��
brittanyann9 6 7 9 2
Is is my uncle
I think this is the first time I heard this song.... Immediately LOVED it!! Brudah Iz music feeds my soul!!
Amazing Voice.... Singing with the angles now...
May he rest in piece. He won't be forgotten, and his death was not in vein, his footprint will never fade in the sands of time and his voice touched hearts of the pure. Love you IZ. Rest in piece.
I AGREE WITH YOU LIZBETHARCOS 1 2 ! LISTENING TO THIS DONG NOW, AS A LULLABY FOR MY CHILDREN! ☺����
R.I.P he was such a amazing but he is in a better place singing
Rest In Peace, Israel Kamakawiwo'o l e . I hope you will forever rest in peace.
Man. I hear this song and think," Would he change his life if he knew when and how he would die?" I really hope he wouldn't. He was amazing, sang beautifully, and was the definition of perfect.
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL SONG
Amazing singer and so sad that he passed away
tsunamioflov e 4 2
My fav Hawaiian singer. Super sad 'cause he died. :(
Such a amazing song:)
heather.harm a n n
Pooooooooooo o o o o o o p
IZ you da man
This song makes me feel bad about not appreciating what I have rip iz my god keep u safe
R.I.P IZ he is RELLY RELLY amazing you are awesome
R.I.P IZ. He was amazing.
RIP IZ
vikareader
I am also so srry that he died=(
vikareader
Hi guys! Plz follow me!
gramma_kat63
So sad to loose such a wonderful voice. I just found this guy and already I've lost him. Need to find his albums!
jaqiebuttcra c k i e
R.I.P ��:(
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[71, 72, 91, 92, 102, 114, 67, 102, 76, 114, 80, 117, 84, 101, 125, 127, 68, 94, 104, 72, 69, 111, 108, 91, 124, 65, 75, 118, 96, 112, 64, 108, 110, 115, 124, 76, 64, 84, 123, 102, 88, 122, 85, 66, 107, 123, 103, 106, 84, 76, 98, 79, 114, 91, 87, 68, 113, 82, 84, 102, 84, 119, 88, 77, 79, 78, 115, 93, 95, 91, 91, 121, 94, 65, 64, 124, 88, 77, 116, 108, 103, 113, 103, 96, 89, 124, 104, 99, 97, 84, 88, 99, 90, 68, 110, 106, 84, 126, 121, 80, 81, 102, 69, 121, 72, 103, 120, 77, 97, 122, 94, 122, 106, 116, 64, 97, 69, 92, 109, 88, 81, 104, 75, 89, 100, 102, 115, 110, 84, 89, 66, 115, 86, 104, 101, 126, 70, 122, 79, 96, 83, 79, 83, 64, 81, 125, 69, 98, 86, 94, 64, 83, 70, 111, 72, 74, 88, 75, 119, 70, 104, 83, 122, 107, 111, 120, 91, 86, 66, 100, 124, 106, 98, 77, 120, 104, 115, 120, 105, 89, 99, 68, 89, 120, 69, 65, 117, 100, 76, 127, 113, 99, 83, 65, 95, 79, 88, 117, 123, 124, 116, 83, 119, 115, 81, 68, 79, 76, 69, 122, 100, 70, 91, 107, 74, 93, 120, 104, 92, 104, 82, 72, 76, 69, 88, 77, 80, 116, 94, 125, 76, 117, 98, 116, 84, 122, 104, 86, 99, 120, 80, 105, 112, 81, 80, 90, 75, 113, 91, 80, 85, 116, 109, 123, 124, 96, 93, 117, 115, 80, 97, 67, 100, 123, 69, 117, 122, 88, 104, 73, 87, 95, 75, 71, 101, 90, 125, 73, 107, 72, 83, 115, 85, 93, 76, 111, 75, 66, 124, 74, 88, 80, 106, 110, 65, 73, 82, 80, 101, 117, 97, 71, 122, 88, 107, 121, 99, 121, 114, 126, 86, 87, 67, 121, 94, 114, 117, 117, 126, 87, 101, 106, 112, 125, 112, 88, 123, 113, 105, 90, 125, 65, 116, 103, 127, 84, 93, 115, 101, 118, 126, 92, 126, 75, 77, 88, 79, 77, 119, 93, 103, 111, 106, 68, 127, 92, 122, 87, 115, 91, 112, 105, 113, 71, 125, 107, 118, 86, 113, 103, 84, 114, 70, 72, 90, 83, 89, 102, 84, 80, 71, 76, 82, 93, 94, 90, 99, 85, 97, 106, 98, 70, 76, 113, 120, 114, 107, 70, 113, 107, 107, 80, 79, 125, 76, 72, 75, 72, 65, 108, 119, 101, 104, 96, 98, 97, 93, 124, 86, 94, 122, 105, 95, 118, 71, 124, 70, 127, 127, 76, 103, 96, 87, 65, 111, 113, 110, 110, 76, 67, 66, 107, 77, 116, 122, 87, 71, 98, 102, 85, 74, 104, 93, 93, 70, 100, 88, 91, 113, 86, 122, 120, 122, 118, 106, 86, 123, 105, 82, 67, 85, 82, 88, 98, 77, 94, 90, 86, 95, 116, 100, 106, 116, 75, 80, 92, 87, 91, 86, 113, 71, 79, 107, 89, 72, 89, 120, 103, 98, 64, 72, 125, 65, 97, 88, 65, 118, 99, 100, 103, 117, 119]