Sister has music in her soul, so she was very intrigued by him. She listened to samples of his music, studied his over-the-top clothes, and oh, my did she ever get a kick out of his dancing. One video showing all of James Brown's signature dance moves had her laughing hysterically (I mean, what else can you do when they introduce a move as the "funky chicken"?).
Later that night we introduced her to our family movie night. We dimmed the lights, lit a few candles, popped 5 bags of popcorn, and watched The Lion King. After our discussion the previous evening about lions, we thought she would enjoy it. It was her first full length cartoon feature...ever.
She was amazed at how much Swahili was featured in the movie. Besides character names such as Simba (lion) and Rafiki (friend), she pointed out to us that at one point Rafiki says asante sana, thank you in Swahili. Then came the song Hakuna Matata and she almost jumped off the couch in her excitement; "No Worries!" she exclaimed to us.
With a little James Brown, a little Disney, and a whole lot of enthusiasm from a sister from Tanzania it was the makings of a perfect day. Hakuna Matata, everyone!