This song is about a Hawaiian cowboy who rides down the volcano, Hualalai, on the Big Island of Hawaii. He removes his boots and his hat to ride his rodeo . . . surfing at a place called Banyan Tree. The horses happened to be along the side of the road and joined right in.
In 1889, Robert Louis Stevenson was walking on the shores of Ho’okena. He heard a mother and child weeping as the little girl was torn from her mother’s arms, placed in a dory and rowed out to a schooner. She was sailed away never to be seen again. She was a leper child bound for Molokai. This song was written by Randy Smith and the hula is choreographed and performed by Kainoa.