I just got back from a vacation in Hawaii, where on impulse I bought a CD by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, the late Hawaiian singer most famous on the mainland for his version of "Over the Rainbow" that's been featured in a couple of movies. I am totally, utterly, blown away. Though most of the album, "Alone in IZ World," is sung in Hawaiian and I don't understand a word, the sheer beauty literally sends shivers through me. Take a couple minutes and listen:
No reactions from anyone? really?
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Love Iz he really embodied the Aloha spirit. You may also then enjoy HAPA. Love the Hawaiian slack key style of playing! When you listen, doesn't it take you back to the island? Hawaiian is such a spiritual language of the ancient ones. It embodies nature. You can hear the spiritual beauty in it, even if you can't understand the words. Some great songsThey're all great though
Cool stuff, Love2Travel. Thanks! I will explore further. As some of you know, I work for a public policy organization. So of course my encounter with Iz's music set me thinking in a topical vein. For those who can stomach political content, here's a link to what I wrote: bit.ly/1LxagHB