Born Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam in England and raised in Sri Lanka, India and London, M.I.A. makes music that mixes genres—from hip hop to electronica, dance and world music—and her lyrics are sometimes political. She is best known for the songs “Boyz” and “Paper Planes,” and for her controversial short film “Born Free.”

M.I.A. - Galang

Music video by M.I.A. performing Galang. (C) 2005 XL Recordings Ltd under exclusive licence to Interscope Records in the USA.

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