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George "Boogie" Kalama (1944-2011) was a Hawaiian waterman, who appeared on Sesame Street episode 1092, where he demonstrated outrigger canoeing.[1] He also showed Olivia how to handle two finger poi.[2]

In 1976, he was a crew member of the Hōkūle‘a, a historic recreation of Hawaii's first settlers, from Tahti in the 12th century. Kalama composed songs like "Hokule'a, Star of Gladness", which was recorded by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

Sources

  1. "'Sesame Street' films shows in Hawaii", Boca Raton News, January 13, 1978.
  2. Lee Cataluna, "Snuffling up Muppet memories", Honolulu Advertiser, December 2, 2007.

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