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Los Angeles Times Cultural Reporter Reed Johnson on the manifesto of Brazilian nationalism, Manifesto Antropófago (Cannibal Manifesto) published in 1928 by Oswaldo Andrade, one of the founders of Brazilian modernism. Part of the Brazilian music documentary Oba! Sounds of Brasil!

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