US pop star Madonna has offered an impromptu acoustic overall performance out in the open in Paris, a tribute to the city in the wake of the terrorist attacks last month.
At Location de la Republique, which has grow to be an unofficial hub for mourners of the November 13 attacks, Madonna sang a series of songs to a small crowd.
“It was inspiring, it was raw, it was true,” said Pete Hall, 45, a tourist from London who had just left Madonna’s concert at Bercy when he saw on social media she was at the square in central Paris.
“She was paying her respects to Paris,” he said.
Wearing a down jacket with a fur hood over her head and accompanied by her son and her long-time guitarist Monte Pittman, Madonna sang her hits “Like a Prayer” and “Ghosttown”, as properly as John Lennon’s “Picture”, according to those who attended the concert.
“She wanted to pay tribute, she loves this city,” Pittman mentioned.
“It is magical. I will in no way forget this.”
The Pariks attacks, carried out by the Islamic State group and the deadliest ever in France, killed 130 people and left 350 others wounded.
Earlier, at the concert at Bercy, Madonna created an emotional appeal to the audience, shouting: “We will not bend down to worry!”
“I consider of what occurred almost 4 weeks ago now,” she stated. “The heart of Paris and the heart of France beats in the heart of every city.”
She continued: “We are 1 heart and our heart can beat as 1 … The energy of enjoy is higher than the really like of power.
“I came here when I was 20 and it was here, in Paris, that I decided to make music. Thank you Paris for planting that seed in my heart!”
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