Sunday, April 27, 2008

M.I.A. - La Zona Rosa - May 1, 2008

From the post Dragon Boat Fest hurt department... Well it looks like I've waited too long for this post since the show is now unfortunately sold out... M.I.A. @ La Zona Rosa on May 1st! Maybe you can sneak in somehow... :)


Well congratulations to my team, Mooshu, who won 3rd place at this years Dragon Boat Fest!

More info:

Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (born July 17, 1978)[citation needed] is a British vocalist, record producer, songwriter/composer and visual artist. She is a Tamilian of Sri Lankan origin. Best known by her stage name, M.I.A., her work in music often features a range of elements of genres.

An accomplished visual artist by 2002, M.I.A. came to prominence in early 2004 through file-sharing of her singles "Galang" and "Sunshowers" on the Internet.[1] In 2005, her debut album, Arular, was nominated for the Mercury Prize.[2] Her second album, Kala, was released in 2007.

Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, the daughter of a Tamil activist-turned militant, Arul Pragasam,[3] was born in Hounslow, London. When she was six months of age, her family moved back to their native Sri Lanka. Motivated by his wish to support the Tamil militancy in Sri Lanka, her father became politically known as Arular and was a founding member of The Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS), a militant Tamil group.[4][5] Her alias, M.I.A., stands for both Missing in Acton and Missing in Action.[6]

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