MIA review – pulling up the people with cosmopolitan global pop
the Guardian -

Royal Festival Hall, LondonClosing out a radical Meltdown, the festival’s curator was in a celebratory mood – but her outsider pop still packed a political punch

Meltdown, the festival curated by a different musical figure each year, often brings unexpected artists to the highbrow Royal Festival Hall. John Peel booked avant-garde proto-punks Suicide; James Lavelle chose black music pioneers Grandmaster Flash and Neneh Cherry.

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