Need Help Identifying this Song

Does anyone know who the singer of this song is, and what it is from?

Does anyone know of songs that have been done similarly?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZqXyVN03mE&feature=related

Thanks.

That is the wonderful Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

I know it’s stylized, but I’m still kinda surprised that you don’t know Over the Rainbow from the lyrics!

This is the famous version by the late Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, which merges it with What a Wonderful World. Available on this recording.

Edited to add: Damn you, pinkfreud! (shakes fist)

Thanks so much pinkfreud and choie!

I did recognize Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World. I was thinking it might have been something only found on a movie soundtrack or somewhere else it would be hard for me to locate.

I passed that clip on to many of my friends, none of them knew the singer, but all asked me to let them know when I found out who it was.

I am looking forward to listening to his other work as well.

Thanks again!