Facing Future

Facing Future

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole enjoyed a global hit with his medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" before his passing in 1997. But that was just a taste of his updated traditionalism. Facing Future is Iz's warm and enveloping love song to the islands he called home, expressing his hope that Hawaii's native culture would never succumb to commercialism.

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