Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole’s Iconic Performance at 1996 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
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Published on Dec 28, 2018
More than 22 years later, those who knew Israel Kamakawiwo’ole best reminiscence about an award’s show performance that left the crowd in tears. Specifically during “Kaleohano”. The year was 1996 and IZ had gone solo, but the stage was set for an unforgettable, emotional reunion in Hawaiian music history. The crowd rose to their feet – standing for the entire song – and did indeed shed some tears at the beautiful performance. “It’s a memory you never never forget,” said Moon Kauakahi, a member of the Makaha Sons of Niihau. “Everybody still talks about that. I mean everyone.” Words and Video Courtesy of Hawaii News Now and Billy V.