Category Archives: Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole

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Island Cruisin’ Soundtrack. \m/

Drive Guide Hawaii is the perfect soundtrack to listen to as you view the beautiful scenery on the island of Hawaii! Featuring songs from The Brothers Cazimero, IZ, HAPA, Sean Na’auao and more!

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Drive Guide – Maui

Drive Guide Maui is the perfect soundtrack to listen to as you view the beautiful scenery on the island of Maui! Featuring songs from Willie K, Amy Hanaiali’i, The Brothers Cazimero, IZ, Martin Pahinui, and more!


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Or preview all the songs on our website now!

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25 Greatest Highlights-”IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole / Brothers Cazimero / Weldon Kekauoha

Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole‘s song, “`Opae E” on the album “Alone in IZ World”, is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”!  The album ranked 3rd on the magazine’s list!

“Alone In IZ World” was compiled after the passing of Iz in 1997. Luckily, Jon de Mello recorded every studio moment to tape – outtakes, banter, lighthearted covers. The result was an unheard revelation.

 

The Brothers Cazimero‘s song, “No Ke Ano Ahiahi”, from their album, “Destiny” is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”!  The album ranked 14th on the magazine’s list.

The Brother’s jazzy take on Hawaiian has become a respected tradition. Robert Cazimero says the recording process for Destiny was, “the most haphazard out of all the albums, in a good way.”

 

Grammy nominee, Weldon Kekauoha‘s song, “Ka Lehua ‘Ula”, from his album with the same name is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”!  The album ranked 9th on the magazine’s list.

Contemporary songs such as “On the Beach at Waikiki” and “Thank You Lord” may be in English, but his steel guitar and ukulele put them right home in the Islands.

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HONOLULU Magazine-25 Greatest Hawai`i Albums

 

In its September 2012 issue, HONOLULU Magazine presented the “25 Greatest Hawai‘i Albums of the New Century.” Now, 12 of Hawai‘i’s hit artists from this prestigious list come together on one CD!

ORDER YOUR COPY HERE TODAY!

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25 Greatest Hawai’i Albums of the New Century – Video Interviews

Check out these video interviews with Raiatea Helm, Robert Cazimero, and more, talking about Honolulu Magazine’s 25 Greatest Hawai’i Albums of the New Century!

And be sure to visit the 25 Greatest… website! Where you can listen to the compilation album, coming soon from Mountain Apple Company! You can also get a FREE DOWNLOAD of Kuana Torres Kahele‘s “Waimanu I Ka Lauoha“, pre-order the CD, and get a digital copy right now! Aloha!

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25 Greatest Hawai’i Albums of the New Century

This month’s Honolulu Magazine is a special collector’s issue featuring a definitive list of the 25 Greatest Hawai’i Albums of the New Century! This list picks up where their previous Hawai’i’s 50 Greatest Musical Albums list left off. (the most recent release honored on that list was from 1997).

Pick up a copy of Honolulu Magazine in stores now and read all about the albums that made the list, and the artists behind them! Congratulations to all the artists who made the list! Check it out below!

 

 

25 Greatest Hawai’i Albums of the New Century
Honolulu Magazine – September 2012 issue
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IZ at Borders Book & Music Store!

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Are you nostalgic for record stores–where fans could browse all kinds of music, and artists had a chance to interact with their fans?

Here is IZ at his last autograph session at Borders Books & Music – Ward Centre, in Honolulu, Hawaii. IZ would always stay til everyone in line got an autograph, no matter how late–even if the store wanted to close. Shelley Coscina, Mountain Apple Company’s VP is in the upper right hand corner. Mahalo to Les Honda from Borders for this wonderful memory!

For more on IZ, please visit: IZhawaii.com

 

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Remembering IZ

Today we are remembering the great Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo‘ole and how lucky we are to have had the opportunity to work with him and know him N Dis Life!   IZ, you live in our hearts and minds every day!   You are missed by millions around the world.

Share how much IZ has meant to you at our Fan Map. www.izhawaii.com/fans

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IZ, Roland Cazimero, Henry Kapono, Cyril Pahinui – Waimanalo Blues

Here’s a trip down memory lane, a rare video of Hawaiian music greats, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Roland Cazimero, Henry Kapono, and Cyril Pahinui!

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IZ with Kuana

Here’s a great photo of two generations of Hawaiian music talents!! On the left is Kuana Torres Kahele (who just won SIX Na Hoku Hanohano awards!) as a teenager, and his sister Malia on the right. IZ visited their middle school, Hilo Intermediate, for May Day that year!

If you haven’t heard Kuana‘s music before, check out his Hoku winning album, Kaunaloa at his website!

And for more on IZ, please visit IZhawaii.com

 

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