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an African amulet

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When traditional medical treatments fail, increasing numbers of Net surfers have turned to exotic remedies such as juju, mojo, voodoo, and gris-gris.
From the opening instrumental, "Arcadian Two-step," through the Grateful-Dead-like "Basic Lady," the high spirits of "Zydeco Gris-gris," the rollicking high spirits and hilarity of "Grand Mamou," the complex and compelling "Mardi-Gras," and the sweet closer, "Sugarfoot Rag," this is a diverse musical collection that explores rock, Cajun, country, Zydeco, swamp-pop, you name it -- and makes it all sound like the most fun, danceable, hummable music in the world.
Whether discussing the San peoples' dilemma with a Botswana government official over a meat pie and Coke in the Okavango Delta, getting to know a young Muslim returning from Mecca to his home in Accra, a dhow-maker on the island of Lamu, a school teacher from Niger, a crocodile wrestler in Zimbabwe, a one-legged bicycle taximan in Sofala or a gris-gris doctor in Kinshasa - the encounters with fellow Africans and others are skilfully and intimately recounted.
One particularly tormenting experience, when de Villiers finds himself following a truck load of corpses in war-torn Angola, is enough to haunt him for several days and sleepless nights before he obtains respite with a remedy from the gris-gris doctor in Kinshasa.
About ten minutes later, Hammons pedaled in through a back door on his black bike, adorned with chains, gris-gris, and bags.
A small movie, "When the Cat's Away" begins when Chloe (Garance Clavel), about to go away on vacation, has to find someone to take care of her cat, Gris-Gris.
Renee then gives her the bad news that Gris-Gris is missing, but puts her network of cat-loving (and lonely) old ladies to work on the case.
Loop Garoo's newly acquired mojo renders him impervious to her sexual lures, and with the aid of gris-gris dolls he not only thwarts her attempt to dominate him but expels her completely.
As in the case of Drag Gibson's wife, Loop Garoo introduces gris-gris dolls, the "effigies on the doorstep," to nullify white power.
Wanga Dolls: To create discord History: The Wanga Doll is not strictly speaking the domain of the Medicine Man and some folks dismiss it as nothing but mere gris-gris on account of that.
It was a surreal idea to hook up New Orleans gris-gris wizard and pianist Dr.