THE AN­GRY VOICE

India Today - - LEISURE -

EACH OF BRI­TISH SINGER AND rap­per M.I.A. aka Mathangi “Maya” Arul­pra­gasam’s three iden­ti­ties are namechecked in the ti­tle of

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., a new doc­u­men­tary made by her col­lege friend Steve Loveridge. To rel­a­tives in Sri Lanka, she’s known as Matangi. She’s Maya to friends in London, where she grew up af­ter her fam­ily moved to the UK as refugees in the mid-1980s. And, of course, to mil­lions of fans across the world, she’s M.I.A. One of mod­ern mu­sic’s most provoca­tive per­son­al­i­ties, M.I.A. has stood out for her mo­saic com­po­si­tional style that mashes

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