Grande Halle de la Villette,
It’s already been 13 years since M.I.A. started shaking up the musical industry, whose social and political engagement is often to shallow, with her vindictive lyrics and fascinating sounds. Born Maya Arulpragasam, M.I.A. reinvented breakbeat by injecting it with a healthy dose of sounds extracted from nu-rave movements and the Indian continent, a formula that she has been mutating ever since. From Paper Planes to Bad Girls, M.I.A. has become a cornerstone of the musical world, especially on stage, where her creative energy is at its best.