There are some truly talented youths out there doing some good.
On Sunday (31), a video started making the rounds of 10-year-old musician Nandi Bushell covering Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerrilla Radio” on guitar, bass and drums.
The cover is dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. “Solidarity in the Fight to End Racism!,” Bushell writes in the video’s description and on Twitter, tagging it with “#fightracism #blacklivesmatter #enoughisenough.” “Black Lives Matter” is taped prominently to the head of her bass drum, as are the words “fight racism” on the back of her guitar. The split-screen video concludes by Bushell taking a knee and holding up a fist for black power.
On Monday, Bushell added to her Twitter post, “With Love and Respect to all, it’s #BlackLivesMatter. All life is equally beautiful and important. Replying with ‘All Lives Matter’ disregards the message and IS the problem. Acknowledge #BlackLivesMatter.”
This isn’t Bushell’s first video to go viral. She was previously lauded in May for her drum cover of Royal Blood’s “Out Of The Black,” and has covered Rage’s “Killing In The Name,” as well as several songs from Nirvana, Metallica, System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age and more, all to thousands of views on YouTube. Bushell has also had the opportunity to perform alongside the likes of Travis Barker, Lenny Kravitz and Dua Lipa.
Along with the rest of the world, Bushell’s cover also caught the attention of Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, who retweeted her post in support with the caption, “Well now we are on the right track.”
Check out Bushell’s video below. You can donate to Black Lives Matter on the organization’s website.