• While most know of Obeah in Jamaica, few know its counterpoint, Myal. An Entry in Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred years of the English Language in Jamaica by Frederic G. Cassidy ( MacMillian Caribbean, 1961), we get one notation: “Obeah, the Jamaican form of sorcery or `black magic’, [sic] was once counterbalanced by myal, or `white […]

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  • Cid Pearlman, Liam Clancy, casebolt and smith California Touring Project Fri.–Sat. April 25-26, 8pm $12-20 Cid Pearlman (Santa Cruz), Liam Clancy (San Diego), Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith (Los Angeles) present a collection of dances that navigate the slippery nature of meaning and gleefully fracture expectations of gender, friendship, and collaboration. “It’s a rare joy […]

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