Do you know who sang the song 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'?
Everyone has heard the famous song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ but, do u know who performed it?
It was Israel Ka’ano’i Kamakawiwo’ole, a Hawaiian musician who performed in the company of Hawaiian ukulele guitars.
Apart from his performances and passion for music he even put his strength to support his people’s independence.
#4 Journey to Fame
In 1993, he released his album ‘Facing Future ‘, which became famous outside Hawaii, and marked a glorious future for Israel reaching out to numerous people.
Subsequently his medley “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” was featured on several television programs, commercials, and films.
#3 “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
When Israel used to begin playing the first verse of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” most of his audience would be immediately mesmerized by his soulful voice and gentle ukulele guitar being played.
Israel has left a mark on millions of people’s life due to his artistic skills and Hawaiian advocacy projects.
Read on to catch his performance.
Israel was popularly known as the “Gentle Giant”. He got this name owing to his enormous stature, blessed with an incredibly delicate and penetrating voice.
Unfortunately, The Gentle Giant’s size was obese which led to a host of other health problems like cardiac and respiratory illness.
In 1997, at the age of 38, the problems became prominent and he passed away.
#1 Forever a Legendary Personality
You’re missed, Israel!
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