M.I.A. Performs Last Show Ever at Bonnaroo Music Festival

So on Friday June 13th, Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A., performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival
in Manchester, Tennesee. All I have to say is HOLY FUCK. Her set was probably the most intense, high energy performance at Bonnaroo. I know this because I was lucky enough to witness it first hand and up close.

After an amazing set by !!! (chk chk chk), M.I.A. was scheduled to perform. !!! had set the bar quite high, and it was questionable whether or not M.I.A. could top it. There was even speculation that M.I.A. would literally be missing in action - nobody was even sure if she would show up for her Bonnaroo performance. This was because the Sri Lankan MC canceled her European tour, citing exhaustion as the main reason.

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M.I.A. Kala Track Featured in New Pineapple Express Trailer

British phenom M.I.A. (birthname Mathangi Arulpragasam) is back in the spotlight once again. This time her hit track “Paper Planes” from the album _Kala _has been featured in the trailer for the highly anticipated movie Pineapple Express.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, M.I.A. is a singer, record producer, songwriter, and visual artist from London. She is of Sri Lankan descent. Her style consists mainly of experimental sounds with bold, jarring, and ambient noises amalgamated into a song. She began to receive underground notoriety with the release of her track “Galang” onto the internet in 2004. M.I.A. was catapulted to fame with the release of her debut album Arular _in March 2005. On _Arular are such hits as “Bucky Done Gun,” “Amazon,” and a reproduced version of “Galang.” Her subsequent album _Kala _dropped in August 2007.

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