M.I.A. aka Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam performed in Austin, TX, on November 3, 2007 at Hogg Auditorium on the campus of the University of Texas. The Cool Kids were the opening act. Rye Rye and DJ Blaqstarr performed a little with M.I.A., too. M.I.A. performed songs from her albums, Arular and Kala.
M.I.A. and Diplo made the mixtape, Piracy Funds Terrorism, vol. 1, back in 2004 (I think). A lot of the songs ended up on M.I.A.'s first official album, Arular. M.I.A. also has the album, Kala, with the popular song, "Paper Planes".