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A Jamaican religious ceremony involving music, dancing, and supposed possession by spirits.
- ‘African-Caribbean religious practices such as revivalism, Kumina, and Rastafarianism have especially significant African influences.’
- ‘Another important point is that in this text myal is a combination of various religious practices, including Myalism and Kumina, which aims to exorcise sources of evil from both within and without the community.’
Perhaps from a Kimbundu word meaning ‘possession, to see’.
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