A political firebrand, a rap pioneer, a true one-off - this modern day icon is a real force of nature. Just ask anyone
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dance-mashes such as her global hit 'Paper Planes' break down the walls around her and she thumbs her nose at normal musical
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It's not easy to define Maya Arulpragasam - in fact, one of the most amazing things about her music is how unclassifiable
it is. The Sri Lanka-born star raps, sings and shouts, channelling everything from abrasive electro to minimal rock to banghra.
Before finding pop fame she moved in London rock circles, designing album artwork for the likes of Elastica and dabbling in
visual art and video too. It wasn't until 2005, when she released her daring debut album Arular, when the world finally
heard what she had to say. The album featured work from production kingpins Diplo, Switch and Richard X among others, and
took its name from a political code name used by her father, a member of the Tamil Tigers militant group.
She didn't let up, releasing second album Kala in 2007, featuring the smash 'Paper Planes' then raised her game
further on 2010's Maya. Such was her profile that she was invited to perform with Madonna at the 2012 Super Bowl Half
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