Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello and System of a Down‘s Serj Tankian have contributed to a song called “God Help Us All,” in support of The Miraculous Love Kids, an organization that provided music lessons to girls and young women in Afghanistan.
The song, a reworking of Morello’s 2011 The Nightwatchman track of the same name, is being released to raise awareness for the conditions of those girls who are now living under Taliban rule following the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan last summer. The Miraculous Love Kids had recorded “God Help Us All” just weeks before the Taliban takeover, and have been unable to resume activities since.
“It has been a hellish past six months trying to evacuate and relocate the girls and their families,” says the group’s founder, Lanny Cordola. “Tom Morello’s soul hymn perfectly encapsulates this feeling.”
“We appeal to the international community, to diplomats, politicians, news media and art institutions as well as [non-governmental organizations] to respond to this dire situation,” he adds.
“God Help Us All” also features E Street Band and Crazy Horse member Nils Lofgren, singer-songwriter Julien Baker, and viral kid music prodigy Nandi Bushell, among many others. It’s streaming now on YouTube.
You can learn more about The Miraculous Love Kids at MiraculousLoveKids.org.
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