Articles tagged m.i.a.

M.I.A. + Solange at Vulture Fest: 10 May 2014 - New York (Photos)

The first-ever Vulture Festival featured book talks, art walks, film screenings and a musical performance from Solange and M.I.A.

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PopMatters at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Day Three: 21 July 2013)

After two days in the sun, people came ready to dance on Pitchfork's final day. A stellar, dance-heavy lineup, capped by R. Kelly brought the festival to a satisfying close.

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25 Jul 2011 // 7:15 AM

M.I.A. Releases Amy Winehouse Tribute on Soundcloud

Last night, M.I.A. posted a tribute to Amy Winehouse on her Soundcloud page fittingly titled “27”. It’s “dedicated to all [her] friends that

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21 Jan 2011 // 8:00 AM

The Year in Music: May 2010

May 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a hodgepodge of notable cover versions, new releases, TV events, and more.

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20 Jan 2011 // 10:00 PM

M.I.A.: ViCKi LEEKX

Those thinking the Vicki Leekx pseudonym was going to be an outlet for M.I.A.'s more political work are going to be disappointed; this is how she has a good time.

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14 Jan 2011 // 11:30 AM

The Year in Music: April 2010

M.I.A’s controversial music video for “Born Free” is released. In the clip, violence against red-haired people is used as a metaphor for

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The Google is connected to the government…Continuing in the vein of M.I.A’s cryptically revolutionary statements, miss Maya has crafted a new

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‘Rolling Stone’ Picks the “100 Greatest Beatles Songs”

Here are Rolling Stone's picks for the top 10 greatest Beatles songs. Do you agree or disagree with their picks? Let’s discuss it below in the comments section.

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27 Jul 2010 // 6:42 AM

HARD Tour: 24 July 2010 - New York

Although M.I.A.'s performance didn't meet expectation, Rye Rye, Die Antword, Skream & Benga, and Sleigh Bells upped the ante, one after the other, after the other.

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Pull Up the Sound: The Story Behind M.I.A.‘s Innovative Producer

Like many pop-artists through the years, M.I.A.’s career has been built alongside forward-thinking producers and musicians, but few have had such a complex relationship as M.I.A. and Diplo.

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When PopMatters first posted M.I.A.‘s video for “Born Free”, we noted that the clip—which featured a group of unfortunate red-headed persons

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M.I.A. - “XXXO” single (stream)

So it may have been only two weeks ago that M.I.A.‘s graphic, cinematic, and social critiquing video “Born Free” was posted in

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4 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Nneka: Concrete Jungle

Nneka clearly views pop art as a mechanism for transformation and vision, in the way that John Lennon and Bob Marley used both in a dizzying concoction of myth and talent.

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Buraka Som Sistema:  Black Diamond

This is everything that a good dance album should be: energetic, powerful, and slightly experimental.

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It was a mere four years ago this week that the pre-“Paper Planes” M.I.A. dropped her full-length, non-mixtape debut Arular on the

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Rap royalty joined the extremely pregnant M.I.A. for a turn through “Swagga Like Us” last night.

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M.I.A.: 27 September 2007 - Sydney

PopMatters' Dan Raper offers a comparative study in Bamboo bangin' past and present.

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19 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

M.I.A.: Kala

M.I.A. is back, representing the world town with power.

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5 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

M.I.A. was very nearly that: missing in action from her first real US gig supporting the much-anticipated Arular.

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17 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

M.I.A.: Arular

To Congo, to Colombo, can't stereotype her thing, yo. Ms. Arulpragasam has delivered the best UK debut since Dizzee Rascal's Boy in da Corner.

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