M.I.A. (SAT)UNITED KINGDOM
Bold, brazen and brilliant, outspoken British-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. brings her provocative live show to Hong Kong for the first – and possibly last – time.
It’s been 11 years since M.I.A. sent music critics into a headspin with her debut album Arular – the politically charged blitzkrieg of hip-hop, electronica and world music that she recorded in her West London bedroom – and the British-Sri Lankan rapper has lost none of the visceral intensity that made her a global star. Four more critically acclaimed albums and a decade of political activism have followed, creating a body of work that has seen both Time and Esquire list her as one of the world’s most influential people. With this year’s AIM rumoured to be her last album, her headline appearance at Clockenflap offers a rare chance to witness one of the most original musical talents of her generation in full, furious flow.