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M.I.A Is Coming To South Africa For The Screening Of Her Documentary & Performances

The African premiere of M.I.A's documentary will be in Johannesburg.

British-Sri Lankan artist M.I.A will be in South Africa, early next month, City Press reports reports.


She will attend the screening of her personal documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. at Encounters SA International Documentary Film Festival in Johannesburg. The festival starts on the 31st of May. This will mark the African premiere of the film.

The artist will also perform two shows in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. The shows will be on the 7th of June at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town and on the 8th of June at the Newtown Music Factory in Johannesburg.

According to the City Press, the concert organizers Black Major Selects M.I.A. said that for her first live performances in South Africa will feature a specially curated selection of cutting-edge local dancers, artists and DJs who similarly represent the fearlessness that she has demonstrated throughout her life.

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