Back in August, Maya promised she’d soon post a song to her M.I.A.Space, and then explained the track’s title: “I CALLED THIS BIRD FLU BECAUSE THIS BEAT GON KILL EVERYONE!!” Well “soon” meant “in a few months,” but no complaints; she finally put up the song today, and the dholak-infused beat is nearly as killer as promised. Hear it at MayaSpace. As for the “Bird Flu” video, she said then:
WE DISCOVERED AN AMAZING BOY WHO CAN OUT DANCE ANYTHING I VE ever SEEN. HE INVENTED ME THE BIRD FLU DANCE.
Who, this dude? M.I.A., he’s already famous.
UPDATE: Maya tells no lies. That kid can out dance anything. Check the “Bird Flu” vid, shot on location in a village on the south coast of India. Makes us homesick for bhel puris and chaat.