MIA writes theme music for Assange's Russian talk show

[TamilNet, Saturday, 14 April 2012, 01:58 GMT]
Music industry reports say Maya Arulpragasam (popularly known as MIA), the Jaffna born music phenom, has written the theme music for the new talk show hosted by Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder to debut on Tuesday on the Russian network. "Mr. Assange has taped 12 episodes of the show, “The World Tomorrow,” according to the statement, with “an eclectic range of guests, who are stamping their mark on the future: politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries,” according to the press release posted in the Wikileaks website.

MIA
MIA
Spokesman for Wikileaks, Kristinn Hrafnsson, says M.I.A. met with Assange in London, where he has been under house arrest for more than a year.

"The world's last five years have been marked by an unrelenting series of economic crises and political upheavals. But they have also given rise to the eruption of revolutionary ferment in the Middle East and to the emergence of new protest movements in the Euro-American world. In Julian's words, the aim of the show is “to capture and present some of this revolutionary spirit to a global audience. My own work with WikiLeaks hasn't exactly made my life easier”, says Assange, “but it has given us a platform to broadcast world-shifting ideas,” the Wikileaks website further said.

Wikileaks revelation of U.S.'s knowledge of Sri Lanka's ruling family's alleged involvement in war crimes endeared Wikileaks and its founder Assange to Tamil expatriates worldwide, Tamil circles said.

MIA, an Oscar and Grammy award nominee, is well known for her support to Tamils affected by Sri Lanka's civil war.


Chronology:


Related Articles:
05.12.10   Defending WikiLeaks


External Links:
Forbes: M.I.A. Wrote the Music for Julian Assange's New Talk Show
Wikileaks: The World Tomorrow with Julian Assange

 

Latest 15 Reports
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
26.09.20 09:10   Photo
Commemorating sacrifices of Tamil struggle is an inalienable right, not a subject for ‘SL permission’
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=35094