🌈 Israel Kamakawiwo’ole ➖ ‘Over The Rainbow’ & ‘What A Wonderful World’ Medley ➖ 1993 🌈

💚 Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – ‘Over The Rainbow’ & ‘What A Wonderful World’ – 1993 Israel ‘IZ’ Kamakawiwo’ole (Oahu, 20 May 1959 – Honolulu, 26 June 1997) was an American singer and musician native of Hawaii. It is also known by the pseudonyms Bruddah Iz, or Bradda IZ, or simply IZ He became famous in 1993 with the release of the record ‘Facing Future’ containing the medley of the songs ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and ‘What a Wonderful World’ He died from respiratory problems 26 June 1997 at the age of 38 years His ashes – as you can see in the video – were scattered in the ocean at Makua Beach

Joseph Wolf


  1. does anyone know where i can get the instrumental and the humming or "OHHH" part from.  We want to play this for walking down the isle?

  2. Cool story: heard the comm. that had this song, got drawn to it as a lullaby and learned lyrics while wife expecting. Come to find her family saw the guy live back in the day, (they’re also into folk and bluegrass). My 3yo daughter still asks me to sing it to her most nights. Such a good song!

  3. I'm not crying, you are💗🌈💗
    He was a beautiful soul. My nephew was named after him…love you Izzy

  4. I had no clue this song came out so (fairly) recently. I thought it was one of those classics from like the 40's. This really is a classic that's probably gonna out last us all.

  5. Holaaa no Israel no va morir nunca. Dejo un hermoso recuerdo con su canción. Y eso hará q en cada arco iris lo veamos y recordemos. Gracias x tanta admiración. 😙😙😙🙋💕👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  6. Makes me cry every time. This life of ours is a celebration! Remember that always. ❤❤❤

  7. Beautiful song, beautiful voice. My wife and I love this song. I went to the University of Hawaii. I can relate to this song. We are all Ohana. (Family).

  8. The best song ever …so sad he left us . One of the most talented musicians in a world of fake and synthesized singers. Thank you so much for this song ❤️

  9. Não entendo nada o que ele tá falando mas a melodia dessa música é muito linda

  10. Que lugar lindo obrigado Deus por da uma linda naturezas dessa aí muito lindo o lugar e a praia

  11. I’m using this song for a very special project. It’s perfect for any touching event; weddings, baby showers, parties that mark something special, etc. it’s a beautiful song. I highly recommend it

  12. 95% of what I listen to is hardcore metal, but this is in my playlist too. So pure and full full of heart.

  13. I said I won't say my friends name, But my friend showed me my God given rights, And saying his name Google is my God given right.

  14. The people here are the best , As I read there words I can see and feel what is in heart .

  15. How can there be 15,000 dislikes of this video? Regardless of your musical tastes this rates as a beautiful medley of two very good songs!

  16. Who would give this a thumbs down? Man! They must be miserable folks. Someone give them people a damn hug!❤️✌🏻😊

  17. I listen to this song many times since I was 14 and I am now 28 years old, i repeat it many times every time I hear it I remember my sister who died in 1998. I wish peace to the world……RIP IZ….Peace from Algeria

  18. This medley 'Somewhere over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World' was created in 1993 by the Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawito'ole. He joined the two songs. A brilliant merger of the two is used to picture the years of the now-vanished Rhodesian Television Service, 1960-1980, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekq3kU3Pg5s&t=36s

    That brings in Louis Atrmstrong's own voice near the end. It uses still photos of the period with the two songs dovetailed together. Historic.
    Louis Armstrong's voice comes in at 4 min 50 secs of a 7 min 15 sec long piece.

  19. Cierro los ojos
    Y la voz de este joven
    Me transporta a un lugar lleno de paz de justicia de amor
    Ojalá pronto todos los chilenos tengan esa paz que se merecen.
    Porque son un pueblo amoroso
    Ojalá se haga justicia de tanto empresario y político ladrón
    Fuerza CHILE!! y es canción para ustedes pueblo amado😍

  20. Israel had such a beautiful voice. This song will really bring tears to your eyes. The message of this song is very beautiful too, absolutely one of my favorite songs ever.

  21. is it true the he just suddenly decided to record it? waking up his friend who's working in a recording studio at 2am or 3am in the morning? & recorded the song in ONE TAKE? 😱😱❤️

  22. Some years back, we had a beautiful Akita named Mighty Nala. She loved two things the most, her kids, and to hear IZ sing. When she heard his songs start, she would make her way over to a speaker and just sit there and listen to his beauty flow. No other artist had any sort of obvious effect on her. After a while, our kids would follow after her, and sit with her. They listened to IZ together and loved on their Nala. It was so amazing to watch. They love IZ and his music to this day.

  23. Cara incrível, iluminado por Deus… Verdadeiramente sabia reconhecer as preciosidades, que não se compra com dinheiro, que a vida nos proporciona gratuitamente e muitas vezes não temos essa sensibilidade de reconhece-las.
    A passagem rápida na terra das pessoas com essa alma bonita como Israel, é por causa de que Deus quer ter essas pessoas por perto. Com certeza está em um lugar adequado para ele. E já deixou o seu legado na terra, que foi o de tocar o coração das pessoas transmitindo o amor através da música.

    Amazing guy, enlightened by God … Truly knew how to recognize the preciousness, which is not bought with money, that life gives us for free and often we do not have this sensitivity to recognize them.
    The quick passage in the land of people with this beautiful soul like Israel is because God wants to have these people around. It sure is in a suitable place for him. And he has already left his legacy on earth, which was to touch people's hearts transmitting love through music.

  24. This TRULY the MOST Beautiful Version of the Song!
    A truly beautiful voice!
    My God Bless Him!

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  26. Sou do Rock,e do rap,mais é a canção mais linda do mundo.

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