November 30, 2012

Jon de Mello on Braddah Iz’s music

“Iz will affect the world as long as there is music. Next to Don Ho, he’s done more for the popularity of Hawaiian music than any other Hawaiian. Israel has put Hawaiian music and the Aloha Spirit on the radar screens of people around the world. He is alive in the hearts of millions of fans.”

– Jon de Mello, CEO Mountain Apple Company • HAWAI‘I

Jon de Mello is Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole’s producer and lifelong friend. He is the CEO of Mountain Apple Company, IZ’s record company in Hawai‘i.

Check out Mountain Apple Company’s Facebook page and discover more great Hawaiian Music!

November 29, 2012

Iz’s Youth

Quick-tempered in his youth, Israel often found himself in trouble. Years later, he advised young Hawaiians to “avoid pilikia.”

November 25, 2012

Iz and the Makaha Sons

IZ with the Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau.

Photo from IZ: Voice of the People, a full color, hardcover coffee table book featuring tons of exclusive IZ stories and photos! A perfect Christmas gift, this book is sure to bring holiday joy to any IZ fan in your life (or you)!

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November 21, 2012

Classic Iz Performance

IZ singing for a crowd.

November 16, 2012

Archive Iz Poster

Old poster for an IZ Tribute Concert held in 2000.

November 14, 2012

Quotes from Braddah Iz

“Dis music is feelingz dat goin’ last fo’eva and dat all generationz to come can fall back on.”
– Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole

November 13, 2012

Iz Hook Shirt

Have you gotten your Official IZ Hook Shirt yet? Get yours today!

November 08, 2012

IZ in Top 10 Cover Songs, Better Than the Original

Israel Kamakawiwo ‘Oles Ukelele Version of “Over the Rainbow” was featured at #3 in Terrific Top 10’s list of cover songs, better than the original. “Over the Rainbow” was written by E.Y Harburg for the 1939 movie “The Wizard of OZ”, and was originally sung by Judy Garland.