10 Mar 2015

The Sampler Summit - Madonna

From The Sampler, 7:30 pm on 10 March 2015

Madonna. Photo by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

This week Nick Bollinger convenes a Sampler Summit to discuss Rebel Heart, the 13th album by veteran pop queen Madonna. Joining him are Jackie Clarke, Sophie Burberry (a.k.a. Little Bark) and Mika.

Madonna Rebel HeartAfter more than three decades in the spotlight, the artist known simply as Madonna retains an iconic place at the heart of popular culture. The March 6 release of Rebel Heart, Madonna’s thirteenth studio album, provides the focus for a Sampler Summit. How have her various self-reinventions helped her sustain that career? And have some Madonnas been more successful than others? Nick Bollinger leads a panel discussion of the new record and the controversial career that has brought the 56-year-old pop icon to this moment.

Songs Featured: Holiday, Justify My Love, Papa Don’t Preach, Into The Groove, Ray Of Light, Living For Love, Devil Pray, Ghosttown, Illuminati, Bitch I’m Madonna, Iconic