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M.I.A. – Pumping Out Power!

Date: September 27th, 2010
Venue: Terminal 5

Text and photos by Jim Hoey

At Terminal 5 on Sept. 27th, M.I.A., aka Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam,  came on to the stage draped in dark robes, glasses over her eyes, dancers at her side, namely Cisco and White Boi, and a trio of shuffling burka-clad crew attendants over on the right, like maddened under sharia law, popping off lines from the new album, singing “The Message” before rolling into “Galang”.

“Blaze a blaze (galang a lang a lang lang)
Purple haze (galang a lang a lang lang)
London calling
speak the slang now
boys say wha
come on girls say what, say wha “

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