Ka 'Ano'i

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Ka ʻAnoʻi
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Studio album by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Released November 23, 1990
Recorded 1988–1989, Dolphin Sound
Genre Hawaii, Folk, World
Label Discos Tropical
Mountain Apple
Big Boy
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole chronology
Ka ʻAnoʻi
Facing Future
(1993)Facing Future1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Ka ʻAnoʻi is the debut album by Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.[2]


The album includes an "upbeat Jawaiian version" of Kamakawiwoʻole's most popular song, a medley of "Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World", listed on the album as "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World."[3] The well known acoustic version featured on Facing Future (1993) as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" was recorded in one take by recording engineer Milan Bertosa in 1988.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Margarita" – 4:26 (Justin B Fawsitt song)
  2. "Coney Island Washboard Woman" – 2:10
  3. "Kainoa?
  4. "Ka Na‘i Aupuni"
  5. "I'll Be There/Warren's Song" – 4:20
  6. "Men Who Ride Mountains" – 3:21
  7. "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" – 4:00
  8. "Hanohano O Cowboy" – 2:45
  9. "Sea of Love" – 3:05
  10. "You Don't Know Me" – 4:01


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ Berger, John (23 December 1990). Keir, Gerry, ed. "Follow-up discs show first success no fluke"". Star-Bulletin & Advertiser (Final ed.). Honolulu, Hawaii. p. G4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ Kois, Dan (1 January 2010). Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's Facing Future. A&C Black. pp. 91–92. ISBN 978-0-8264-2905-6. 
  4. ^ Montagne, Renee (March 9, 2011). "Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: The Voice Of Hawaii". NPR. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 

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