Beloved Israel “Iz” Ka’ano’i Kamakawiwo’Ole sings his renowned medley of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World.” Israel was among the most celebrated of Hawaiian performers with a kind and gentle spirit that is evident in his touching voice. He tragically died in 1997 of an heart attack at an early age (38) and has been sorely missed by his many adoring fans. According to Wikipedia: “The Hawaii State Flag flew at half-staff on July 10, 1997, the day of Kamakawiwoʻole’s funeral. His koa wood coffin lay in state at the Capitol building in Honolulu. He was the third person in Hawaiian history to be awarded this honor, and the only one who was not a government official. Approximately ten thousand people attended the funeral.” The 64 photos of Rainbows were selected from Google and Bing image searches for “rainbow” to help visualize Israel’s soaring words and melodious Spirit that still touches and inspires our deep places many years after he has gone. Thank you Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole.
Hello, friends! I’m learning to play ukulele and this is my first cover song on ukulele: “Somewhere over the rainbow” EV Harburg and Harold Arlen. This song reminds me of all the good times I had on Hawaii. Appreciate your comments and “Likes”! Share this video! Happy holidays! -Maxim
Requested by my mom. Thanks for teaching me to live my dreams. I instantly fell in love with this song when I first heard it in Hawaii several years back. I even bought a uke so I could learn it lol. IZ’s version will always be the best, but I hope you like my acapella version too. Keep chasing your dreams. =) Del PS. If you notice me laugh, it’s because my mom was in the background reminding me to smile lol. PSS. Hawaii is still my favorite place ever. PSSS. Thanks to MSM for all the help with the video!
Bruddah Iz ~ Israel Kamakawiwo’ole ~ Hawai’i ’78 “Don’t be overly concerned about the outward beauty that depends on jewelry, beautiful clothes, or hair arrangement. Be beautiful inside, in your hearts, with the lasting charm of a gentle and quiet spirit. ~ Ka Pôhaku
Is it legal to call us BUNNIES? Cause I think of cute fluffy bunnies when I hear this song… I’m really sorry this took forever Kokoro xp I ended up having to use a Sayumi/Koharu version of the song to get an instrumental~ But we sound as adorable and basically just as ridiculous as Yossie and Miki~ So yayy~ Mission accomplished…I think? Cast: Hitopink: Rae Mikipink: Kokoro Song: Rainbow Pink Original Artist: Morning Musume (Shigepink/Kohapink) Perf: Morning Musume 2007(?) Hawaii Fanclub Tour Mixing by: Rae Instrumental by: Mariko (Love you~) ~*We own nothing but our voices and our bunnies*~
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“We shall extend and display respect to all others which reflects our own appreciation of humanity. We shall carry our pride quietly, neither boasting of ourselves nor speaking badly of others – often a dishonest method of self-praise. Yet we must be unashamed of our principles and honest in our criticisms.” ~ Hawaiian Code of Conduct Bruddah Iz ~ Israel Kamakawiwi’ole ~ Hawai’i Aloha.
Download the MP3 for FREE here: thepianoguysfreestuff.com (limited time only) Support us by downloading this song at one of the following links Our site: thepianoguys.com iTunes – itunes.apple.com Amazon.com – www.amazon.com SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE Channel here: www.youtube.com Follow ThePianoGuys here: www.thepianoguys.com Facebook www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Story behind the song: Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson were booked for a Piano Guys show in Hawaii. How could we resist filming our next video in the land of Aloha — beautiful beaches, green mountains, and fresh pineapple?? We went to our Founders and Facebook fans to ask what song they wanted us to play there. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was the nearly-unanimous response. But you know how we are … we couldn’t “just” do this tune by itself…so in the studio we found a made-in-heaven matchup in the timeless melody from the Shaker Hymn “Simple Gifts” written in the 1800’s (also used by Aaron Copland in his Ballet “Appalachian Spring”). We feel it’s an especially appropriate mash-up because of our profound love and respect for the Hawaiian culture — a people who are so good at finding happiness in simplicity. As you probably could hear we borrowed a lot of ideas from Iz’s version which has become the stuff of legend. This arrangement is, in part, a tribute to him. Getting a piano onto a sandy beach and then onto a big hill in a famous ranch within the SAME day (we only had 8 hours to film) was no …
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