The pop icon was celebrating the release of her new concert film
Madonna hosted a secret ‘Madame X’ gig in New York on Friday night (October 8) and ended the show by taking to the streets of Harlem.
The original concert took place at the Ginny Supper Club in the Manhattan neighborhood and celebrated the release of the film’s version. madam x.
- Read more: madam x Review: Madonna concert film proves the queen of pop is still in her prime
Since midnight the pop star told W Magazine that she wanted to “pay tribute to Harlem with an intimate performance”. “Harlem is the birthplace of James Baldwin, my eternal muse and a great source of inspiration for my film,” she said. “I wanted to perform in a historic location to share my music and to be here and to connect with the many great artists who share their dreams.
“I felt the energy of all the music giants who have left their mark in this sacred part of the world. Ginny’s supper club in the red roster was the perfect home for Madame X.
Madonna singing like a prayer on the streets of Harlem pic.twitter.com/NrpMBW1Sq8
— mlvcpodcast (@mlvcpodcast) October 9, 2021
An entire secret show in Harlem is driving audiences out of the venue toward an actual church while singing “Not Madonna” like a prayer pic.twitter.com/knKGgsKFjX
— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) October 9, 2021
I just marched through the streets of Harlem singing Madonna Like a Prayer. What else should I live in life after that? pic.twitter.com/7TTyKDGFUX
— Kyle (@Munzenrieder) October 9, 2021
woo reports that Madonna sings ‘Like a Prayer’ through a megaphone, before driving the group and audience down the street and a block down 126th Street, accompanied by a band led by John Batiste and a quartet of backing vocalists. performed in the club together. The parade ended in front of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Now watch the fan-shot footage above.
madam x It was released on Friday and aired on MTV in the UK, while it is available to stream on Paramount+ in the US.
In a four star review, Granthshala Said: “However madam x Billed as a “documentary film” and a “concert documentary”, it is actually a concert film – albeit with a highly stylized and beautifully executed.
“If you’ve been expecting backstage footage of Madonna battling a knee injury that occasionally disrupts the 2019-2020 ‘Madame X’ tour, you’ll be disappointed. But if you want to see the pop queen reshoots her live shows with an even more devil-may-care attitude, it definitely delivers.”