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May 26, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Black South African dancers canceled plans Monday to perform at a Jerusalem arts festival, apparently fearing for their lives if they defied African National Congress orders not to appear, a festival spokesman said. Spokesman Ben-Zion Shira quoted a telegram from the Amampondo dance group as saying, "Due to political pressure in the form of a cultural boycott, Amampondo has not been granted the go-ahead to perform at the Israeli festival." Israel has frequently been criticized by Black African leaders for its arms sales and trade with Pretoria.

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