Photos: In the dressing room with 'Lion King's Rafiki

Photos: In the dressing room with  'Lion King's Rafiki

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Buyi Zama performed as the Lion King's Rafiki in her homeland of South Africa in 2007. "I am so excited. My people and my family are going to see me on stage finally. People loved the show everywhere. But here, they can understand everything, each and every word. It is our culture."

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Posted on July 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 1:18 PM

HOUSTON -- From the opening song "Circle of Life," Rafiki is one of the most beloved characters in "The Lion King."

Actress Buyi Zama brings life to the character with an engaging spirit that shines from inside out.


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We were invited backstage to watch makeup artist Jennifer Anderson transform Buyi into the wise baboon of Pride Rock.

"The Lion King" is showing at Houston's Hobby Center through August 12.

 

 

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