Monthly Archives: July 1997

Israel “Bruddah Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole (May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997)

Hawai’i mourned the death of Bruddah Iz, the beloved and gifted musician and supporter of Hawaiian sovereignty.  Iz had spent many years living at Makua beach.   On July 12, 1997, his ashes were scattered from the Hokule’a into the warm blue waters of Makua, with ten thousand on the beach and in the water to… Read more »