Assignment #5 – Written – Level 2

Our next written assignment is to research Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. You will need to write a 5 – 7 complete sentence paragraph and should follow the rubric posted on my teacher page. You should post your answer in the comment section of this page, email it to me, or bring me a hard copy by:

Monday September 22, 2014 by 11:59 pm.

The assignment is worth 10 points.

arolniak@champscharter.org

 

Love you more than iced coffee

Mrs. R.

10 thoughts on “Assignment #5 – Written – Level 2

  1. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was born on May 20, 1959, in Honolulu. He became very famous in 1993 when his album “Facing Future” released, because of his ukulele cover of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World. He started playing music at the age of 11. He and his brother formed Makaha Sons of Niʻihau, a popular Hawaiian band. They went on to create 5 albums. Sadly, Israel’s brother died of age 38 of a heart attack. The same year, Israel married his childhood sweetheart. He was morbidly obese for most of his life, and had to be in the hospital many times because of it. He died at the age of 38 in on June 26, 1997.

  2. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was a Hawaiian Musician born on May 20, 1959. He became inspired to make music at the age of 11 and formed a band with his older cousin and brother. He became a well known artist outside of Hawaii when his album, Facing Future, was released with his most well known song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” His rendition of the song went on to be featured in countless movies, television shows, and commercials. His album went on to be debuted at #25 on Billboard Magazine’s and became his first certified platinum album. Israel went on to release 5 albums in his life time. He died on June 26, 1997 at the age of 38 after suffering from obesity throughout his entire life. But he is remembered for his beautiful music till today.

  3. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, who was born on May 20th, 1959, was a humble man. A person with the ability to relate to ALL people much more than us. They named him Israel Ka’ano’i Kamakawiwo’ole. His last name translates “the fearless eye, the bold face” in Hawaii. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole had an amazing voice and launched his very successful solo, “Facing Future.” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole later died at the age of 38 on June 26, 1997 from obesity.

  4. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was a Hawaiian man whose last name traslates to “The Fearless Eyed.” His music career started when he and his brother started a group called The Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau, which released 15 successful albums. However, Kamakawiwo’ole’s fame really took off when he released a ukelele melody of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What A Wonderful World.” This was featured in many different forms of media and made him known worldwide. He died at age 38 due to his morbid obesity, respiratory problems, and heart problems. His funeral and the scattering of his ashes were featured in the official music video for his cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

  5. Israel was a musician whose name translates to “the Fearless Eyed”. He was in a band with his brother and together they released 15 successful albums. Israel played the ukulele along with vocals and became a very strong influence in Hawaiian music. He was known for promoting Hawaiian rights and independence in his lyrics. He is most widely known for his medley of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/ What a Wonderful World”. It has been featured in several Movies and commercials. Israel died in 1997 due to health problems, and the gathering of fans at his funeral was featured on the music video for “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”.

  6. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was a Hawaiian musician. He became famous when he released his first album Facing Future in 1993. He was mostly famous for his medley of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World”. His brother and friends made a group called “Makaha Sons of Niʻihau”. They released 4 more albums called Kahea O Keale, Keala, Makaha Sons of Niʻihau and Mahalo Ke Akua. In 1982 he lost his brother Skippy because of a heart attack. 9 years later the members of the group went different ways. His first solo Ka’Ano’i won awards for Contemporary Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year from the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts. On July 21, 2006, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” was announced to be released as a single in America.

  7. Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole which translates to “The Fearless Eyed” was a famous hawain musician born May 20, 1959 and died June 26, 1997 at the age of 38. He started his career playing the ukulele and singing in Hawaii where he was born. His voice became widely known outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. He released a medley of “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” that became his largest hit and featured in many films, television shows, and etc. Although he had a tragic death due to obesity which resulted in respiratory and heart failure, he has influenced and still influences Hawain style music. You will be missed IZ………

  8. Israel was born in 1959. He was one of three children. Israel’s last name meant the fearless eye in Hawaiian. He first started preforming at steamboats in Waikiki. At ten years old they would start calling him up on stage with his ukulele. All the musicians thought Israel was something special. He met another boy and they created a band which was called Makaha Sons. Together they recorded twenty-one albums, won many awards and changed music Hawaiian history.

  9. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was a Hawaiian music teacher, entertainer, and a sovereignty activist. He was one of the 3 children in his family. He was born on May 20,1959 and died June 26,1997. His voice became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facung Future was released in 1993. Through his useful ukulele playing and incorporations of other genres, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s music remains a very strong impact in Hawaiian music.

  10. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was born on May 20, 1959, in Honolulu. He became very famous in 1993 when his album “Facing Future” released, because of his ukulele cover of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World. Although he had a tragic death due to obesity which resulted in respiratory and heart failure, he has influenced and still influences Hawain style music.

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