WATCH: Madonna Performs Impromptu Street Gig in Tribute to Paris Attack Victims

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Madonna Delivers Heartbreaking Speech on Paris Attacks
Madonna showed the world the power of music

“We just want to sing a few songs about peace.”

Madonna paid tribute to victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris on Wednesday evening (Dec. 9, 2015) following her concert at the Bercy Arena. She invited fans to join her at the Place de la République via Twitter:

The Rebel Heart singer was joined by her 10-year-old son David and guitarist Monte Pittman, performing “Ghosttown”, John Lennon‘s “Imagine”, and “Like A Prayer”. “We just want to sing a few songs about peace,” she told the crowd. “Just to spread love and joy, and to pay our honor and respect to the people who died almost four weeks ago.”

The Guardian reports that Madonna wrapped herself in a French flag to sing the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise“, during her concert earlier in the evening. She told her audience,

“We will not bend down to fear! I think of what happened almost four weeks ago now. The heart of Paris and the heart of France beats in the heart of each city. 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!”

The artist shared the following photos and video from Wednesday’s performances on Twitter and Instagram. Watch her perform “Imagine” in the video at the top of the page, shot by fan Jules Mahe.