Much of the worldwide appreciation for ukulele music can easily be traced to one man, Israel ""Iz"" Kamakawiwo'ole. Israel's music conveys joy and hope and is loved the world over.
Tragically, Iz passed away at the age of 38 in 1997. The state flag of Hawaii was flown at half mast as he lay in state at the Hawaiian capitol building. He was the third person in Hawaiian history to be bestowed this honor. Ten thousand people attended his funeral and thousands gathered to witness as his ashes were scattered at Makua Beach.
Now you can enjoy playing this beautiful music that has touched so many people. This songbook contains 13 songs transcribed for ukulele exactly as Iz performed them. It tabs out his greatest hits like Somewhere Over the Rainbow and White Sandy Beach.