M.I.A brings the noise

■ British-Tamil rapper, songwriter, producer and activist, M.I.A, captivated close to 1 000 fans, at the Old Biscuit Mill, in Woodstock on Thursday June 7 when she hosted her first concert in South Africa. The singer also attended screenings of her acclaimed documentary MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. across the city which formed part of this year’s Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. Following her stint in Cape Town, she headed to Johannesburg, where she performed at the Newtown Music Factory on Friday June 8. Picture: Mika Williams