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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's Facing Future

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Beschreibung

Even at four in the morning, the strip clubs and watering holes surrounding the Honolulu studio were still hopping. The recording engineer heard a car pull into the lot, and soon the biggest man he had ever seen walked in. When he stepped into the studio, the floated floor shifted beneath the engineer's feet. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole engulfed the engineer's hand in his and said, "Hi, bruddah."
The product of that impromptu recording session, a delicate medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World," has driven sales of Facing Future to nearly two million copies. Each time the medley is licensed to appear in advertisements, in movies, even on American Idol, Mainlanders embrace it anew as a touch of the unfamiliar in their otherwise staid record collections. But in Hawai'i, a state struggling with the responsibility of its native heritage, Facing Future is much more. Gaining unprecedented access to Israel's family, friends, and colleagues, Dan Kois tells the remarkable story of Bruddah Iz and the album that changed his life-and his death.



Autorentext

Dan Kois is an editor and writer for Slate's culture section and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. He's the former culture editor at Slate, where he launched the Slate Book Review. He previously co-hosted the podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting and is a frequent guest on Slate's Culture Gabfest. His previous book was Facing Future, about the Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, for Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 series, and his next book is How to Be a Family, a memoir of parenting around the world.



Inhalt

Prologue: Honolulu, 1988




PART ONE
Chapter One: Drive With Aloha
Chapter Two: Local
Chapter Three: Makaha Brothers




PART TWO
Chapter Four: Ongoing Friction Kamakawiwo'ole
Chapter Five: Young Street and Palehua
Chapter Six: The Introduction




THE SONGS OF FACING FUTURE
Hapa Haole Songs
Hawaiian Songs




PART THREE
Chapter Seven: Royalty
Chapter Eight: Hits
Chapter Nine: The Beach and the Condominium
Chapter Ten: Bruddahood




Glossary of Hawaiian and Pidgin Terms

Produktinformationen

Titel: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's Facing Future
Autor:
EAN: 9781441105752
ISBN: 978-1-4411-0575-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Usa
Genre: Musik
Anzahl Seiten: 188
Veröffentlichung: 10.12.2009
Jahr: 2009
Untertitel: Englisch