Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Nandi Bushell and more have teamed up with The Miraculous Love Kids to release a moving new song and video together. The Miraculous Love Kids is a non-profit organization that has served as Afghanistan’s only music school.
War-torn and poverty-stricken girls and young women were taught to play the guitar by Lanny Cordola, founder and director of the non-profit organization, until Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in August 2021. The girls recorded a few songs weeks earlier, including “God Help Us.” All, but unfortunately their activities have ground to a halt since the Taliban takeover.
Lanny Cordola said of the song, which also features guest contributions from Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik, Beth Hart, Nils Lofgren and others, “The convergence of all this talent really shows how music can unite artists from different idioms and cultures to create something lend their voices to the vulnerable, marginalized, suffering souls of the earth.”
Nandi Bushell said she wanted to help in any way she could after Tom Morello reached out to her, while Serj Tankian said working with The Miraculous Love Kids has been an honor.
Morello hopes the song will create more awareness. adding: “Since the Taliban takeover, their school has been destroyed and the girls are in hiding as they are extremely vulnerable. This song, which highlights their beautiful playing and courageous voices, is a prayer to heaven and an appeal to the world to save them and all who suffer from poverty, danger and injustice.”
The video for the song opens with heartbreaking images of Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover, showing families sleeping on the floor, children on the streets covered in dirt without shoes, and children holding signs that read, “Please help us”.
The video continues to alternate between the girls singing and playing guitar on a rooftop in Afghanistan and Tom Morello, Victoria Williams, Beth Hart, John Ondrasik, Julien Baker, Nandi Bushell, Serj Tankian, Cass McCombs, William Dagsher, David Mansfield, Gary Griffin, Frank Locrasto and Nils Lofgren add their roles.
Watch Tom Morello + More Join Miraculous Love Kids on ‘God Help Us All’
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