MYAL


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MYALMarlborough Youth Athletic League (Connecticut)
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(15.) Cooper C, Vincett D, Yan Y, Hamedani MK, Myal Y, Leygue E.
Myal doctors often worked in plantation hospitals,(51) myal leaders were referred to as "Doctor", for they were trained in medicinal herbs in Africa and "served important medicinal functions."(52) The obeah-man was "doctor, philosopher, and priest,"(53) and "sometimes exercised considerable power over a slave community in opposition to that of white medical practice."(54)
In both Brodber's Myal and Kincaid's Lucy, female school children recite English poetry to approving audiences, and in both novels it is recitation--the learning by heart of poetry and its reproduction before audiences--which is depicted as both a technology of interpellation and metonymic of the Anglo-colonialist erasure of the black Caribbean female body.
The yearly Myal dance in the Maroon village of Accompong Town is performed by the Maroon women to the once-outlawed drums and Abeng horns played by the men beneath the tree where the peace treaty was signed (Abramson 121).
(1) For an instructive discussion of the false dualism between Obeah and Myal see the works of Dianne Stewart (2005), and also that of Juanita de Barros (2004).
A second reason is thematic range: here "theatre" means the performing arts (theater, dance, and music, as the subtitle indicates) but also extends to include festival arts and cultural performance from Jonkonnu to Carifesta and the Jamaican Festival Movement, from Revivalism to Myal and Kumina in dance theater, and from oral folk culture to radio, television, and film production.
"Towards a Critical Theory of Spirit: The Insistent Demands of Erna Brodber's Myal." Changing Currents: Transnational Caribbean Literary and Cultural Criticism, edited by Emily Allen Williams and Melvin B.
he combines the magic and occult powers of myal and obeah to plot the demise of white plantation power" (p.
In this place of refuge, they freely express their aspirations for freedom and practice Afro-Caribbean spiritual rituals pertinent to Obeah and Myal. This spiritual incubator offers protection from colonial authorities and maroons.
Pentecostalism is oddly positioned in Chapter 7 and it is unclear why Obeah, Myal, Kumina, and Orisha are grouped as Afro-Christian faiths; followers of these traditions reject the Christian label.
(32) In this context the other evils is a reference to Obeah, Kummina and Myal.
(5) Obsessed as much as they were with emphasizing Obeah as Myal's (Myal is linked to Obeah traditions) evil opposition in overstretching the distance between the two traditions they encounter Afro-Jamaica's cravings for West and Central African spirituality.