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The Ciampino Speech

On July 10th, 1990 Madonna performed at the Stadio Flaminio in Rome, the first of two concerts in Italy that Summer.

The show was welcomed by an extra dose of controversy in the country, with a criticism to which Madonna responded with the now-famous Vatican speech she addressed the press with when she had just landed in Rome’s Ciampino airport the day before. Read More

Like a family

Billboard.com discusses with Madonna how she got to know the Batukadeiras Orquestra in Lisbon, why she invited several members of the collective to perform on her Madame X album and how she ended bringing some of them on the road with the Madame X Tour: “I thought about Guy Oseary’s response to the cost of taking 22 women on the road with us,” she explains. But her goal was set: “I wanted the audience to get a glimpse of history,” and 14 batukadeiras became part of the Madame X Tour band. Read More