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.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

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

x

Track List: Wonderful World

1. What A Wonderful World (2007)

2. 'ama'ama (2007)

3. Henehene Kou 'aka (2007)

4. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (2007)

5. E Ku'u Morning Dew (2007)

6. White Sandy Beach (2007)

7. Kaleohano (2007)

8. Ka Huila Wai (2007)

9. 'opae E (2007)

10. Ke Alo O Iesu (2007)

11. 'ulili E (2007)

12. A Hawaiian Like Me (2007)

x

Track List: Iz The Man And His Music

1. Ahi Wela

2. E Ku'u Morning Dew

3. Kamalani

4. Kaleohano

5. Margarita

6. "This Hawaiian Man" Intro

7. Chant

8. E Ala E

9. Henehene Kou 'aka

10. Lover Of Mine

11. White Sandy Beach

12. 'opae E

13. N Dis Life

14. Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man

15. Hawai'i '78

16. Hawai'i Aloha

x

Track List: E Ala E

1. E Ala E

2. 'Ulili E

3. Kaleohano

4. He Hawai`I Au

5. Tnegoku Kara Kaminari (Thunder From Heaven)

6. Kamalani

7. Aloha Ka Manini

8. Maui Medley

9. Hele On To Kauai

10. Kaua'i Beauty

11. Theme From Gilligan's Island

12. I Ke Alo O Iesu

13. A Hawaiian Like Me

x

Track List: Facing Future

1. Hawai'i '78 Introduction

2. Ka Huila Wai

3. 'Ama'ama

4. Panini Pua Kea

5. Take Me Home Country Road

6. Kuhio Bay

7. Ka Pua U'i

8. White Sandy Beach Of Hawai'i

9. Henehene Kou 'Aka

10. La 'Elima

11. Pili Me Ka'u Manu

12. Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man

13. Kaulana Kawaihae

14. Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World

15. Hawai'i '78

x

Track List: In Dis Life

1. Hi'ilawe

2. In This Life

3. Wai`Alae

4. Starting All Over Again

5. Living In A Sovereign Land

6. 'opae E

7. Aloha Ku'u Pua

8. Johnny Mahoe

9. Lover Of Mine

10. Yokozuna

11. Na Ka Pueo/Keyhole Hula

12. The Fly

x

Track List: Ka 'ano'i

1. Margarita

2. Coney Island Washboard Woman

3. Kainoa

4. Ka Na'i Aupuni

5. I'll Be There / Warren's Song

6. Men Who Ride Mountains

7. Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World

8. Hanohano O Cowboy

9. Sea Of Love

10. You Don't Know Me

Comments

Report as inappropriate
this song means a lot to me ... i love it
Report as inappropriate
Love his music...rest in eternal peace
Report as inappropriate
very soothing voice
Report as inappropriate
Blue birds fly!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
Me and my band teacher share a love for this guy. ( imma teacher's pet)
Report as inappropriate
I love Somewhere over the rainbow and What a wonderful world �� I wish he was still alive ��R.I.P ISRAEL
Report as inappropriate
pfitz42296
He does this old man good.
Report as inappropriate
emilywose
omg big fan!!!1! i luv his songz
Report as inappropriate
@angelaveach 5

Kay-Make-Viv o - O h - L a y is how it's pronounced.
Report as inappropriate
jennifer.tho r l e y
just luv this arrangment - IZ pitty you left us so early in the game
Report as inappropriate
O mean say not wy
Report as inappropriate
How do u wy his last name???????? : - /
Report as inappropriate
Wow! You can see. Congratulati o n s .
Report as inappropriate
jljul20
Fat
Report as inappropriate
glenn1875
While living on Maui in `04 my wife Shari and I were forced to go to Oahu for eye surgery. The type of surgery demanded that I recover on my stomach for ten days and nights. That would not had been possible except my wife brought a CD player with earbuds and a plentiful amount of IZ.
God bless my ever loving wife.

Report as inappropriate
Up
Report as inappropriate
Ip
Report as inappropriate
Just listen to this song when your down and this song will lift you right back jp
Report as inappropriate
Beautiful ,big power.thank you 'IZ'
Report as inappropriate
After the valley of shadow ... lets walk on your shores. Heaven has to be close.
Report as inappropriate
I love all you song theye just suth you when your stressed
Report as inappropriate
best songs ever!
Report as inappropriate
:(:(:(:(:(:( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( a n d I love you so much for the rest of my life and death of me to the end of the earth and the other side of the earth is rip to you i love u
Report as inappropriate
'RIP' bradah IZ.....
Report as inappropriate
dschaeff505
it is always ok to change the station
Report as inappropriate
tracyandscot t 1
always stop what I'm doing to listen to this song
Report as inappropriate
How do u say his last name?????? :-/
Report as inappropriate
Preach Wespoint7 yas!
Report as inappropriate
Rip ISRAEL
Report as inappropriate
Me encanta la canción,simp l e mente relajante
Report as inappropriate
Just beautiful.
Report as inappropriate
Iz, no ka oi.
Report as inappropriate
Puuho ne
Report as inappropriate
RIP MAY you rest in peace we miss you
Report as inappropriate
inthemidstof i t
I LoV his songs so much
Report as inappropriate
Say iPhone five times pick a color post this five times look under your pillow
Report as inappropriate
Report as inappropriate
josejmadriga l 3
he died!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
even troll face could fit him!
Report as inappropriate
Love playing it on my ukulele! ;D R.I.P.
Report as inappropriate
Man, I love this guy... To mhb282, yes, I totally agree. I've been to Hawaii three times and this song is perfect for the islands! :)
Report as inappropriate
susanmckain
Can't get enough of over the rainbow
Report as inappropriate
streethairst o n
I have always loved the sound of his voice. Sorry that he is gone.
Report as inappropriate
Rip we will miss you he has a soothing voice ��
Report as inappropriate
Is one of the few artists in the world that allow music to express feeling I've been to Hawaii several times and every time I'm amazed by when his voice comes over me in the midst of seeing a beautiful ocean and a wonderful culture r.i.p
Report as inappropriate
Love this song so much
��❤️
Report as inappropriate
Very touching music
Report as inappropriate
brandyjacobs 1
Best ever
Report as inappropriate
brooke.marqu e t t e
He is really good
Report as inappropriate
Just listening to his songs brings happiness to my heart. I might not understand the words some of his songs that he sings but I totally feel I do. I from different cultures but I love this culture they have such a beautiful and spiritual meaning to my heart. And just by listening to one of his songs "over the rainbow" it took my breathe away & shed some tears. He open my heart even more. With kind & beautiful telling songs that give out. A great man & his songs will always be listen too.
Than
Report as inappropriate
So sad ..he had such beautiful and peaceful voice...R.I. P
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

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.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

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).

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