The Last of the Hawaiian Cowboys

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Bernard Ho'opai plays his ukelele and sings during a post-branding party at his home in Waimea, Hi.  Behind him is his son-in-law, Wilton Camara and his grandson, Payton.  The Ho'opai family are well-known for their musical ability and one of them inevitably plays music whenever friends and family get together.  The Paniolo music is a mixture of Hawaiian music and Mexican music brought over by the vaqueros almost two centuries ago. "When we were growing up, my mom and dad played a lot of music at home, at parties.  Every since that, it's been planted in like the Paniolo life," says brother Kimo Ho'opai who also plays music and sings whenever there is a gathering.