AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

M.I.A.

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

M.I.A’s Bad Girls

I’m feeling a little puzzled by M.I.A’s video for Bad Girls (which originally appeared on her Vicky Leekx mixtape). In what I suppose is intended to be edgy imagery, M.I.A gyrates in the midst of ‘veiled’ women and men in kheffiyahs who drive fast cars. Some sites claim her target is Saudi Arabia’s ban on

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

The music video is not dead

An incendiary piece of video art, more like a short film–of raids, profiling and state terrorism–done by director Romain Gravas, for a new M.I.A. joint, “Born Free.” It was initially posted on Youtube yesterday, but taken down...

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Lagos Town

The hilarious video for “Lagos Town” new single (out in March this year) by frequent MIA collaborator, Afrikan Boy (he’s originally from Lagos, Nigeria, and now resides in London)

Friday, September 18th, 2009

“THE VERY BEST WARM HEART OF AFRICA”

M.I.A.’s “Rain Dance” from the album, above.