Hau’oli La Hanau Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Kapolei Community Leaders

Belated birthday (May 20) wishes to our native son, the late Bruddah Iz, one of my all-time favorite artists. When I was serving on the Honolulu City Council 2003-2005, Jan Michelle Sawyer, a sculptress, came to my office and asked if I could somehow help with a bronze bust of Bruddah Iz that she’d been working on for a couple years in California. I told her I’d try my best. Nice story of how Iz fans, not only here, but from around the world pitched in to make the project a reality.