Now a ten-year-old rocker is gaining love from one of her favorite musicians, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morell, who sent her one of his guitars after watching her cover their 1999 “guerrilla radio” anthem.
“Hey Nandi, this is Tom Morello. I wish you had this guitar as a gift to me, because you’re rocking a lot and seeing someone rocking so great, who’s so young, really gives me hope for the future.” Morello said video to a young rock cousin.
“I’m looking forward to hearing a lot more of your music in the future. You have a lot of soul and here’s a little mental strength for it.”
Nandi from Ipswich, England could be seen watching amazingly watching a video with his mouth before he opened the case to discover the all-new black Fender Soul Power Stratocaster, Morell’s signature guitar.
“Alas, from the real Tom Morell!” she cried. “Thank you so, well, so nice for this beautiful guitar – I can’t wait to bake with you!”
On May 31, the young multi-instrumentalist released a video in which she plays her own version of the rock band’s song, with captions that read “Fight Racism” and “Black Lives Matter” on her instruments.
John Bushell, Nandi’s father, called the situation unreal and said the family was still “in shock and overwhelmed by Morerol’s generosity.
“It was an honor to receive a guitar from one of the greatest guitarists of all time,” Nandi told CNN. “I am so happy to help raise awareness about the Black Lives Matter and help stop racism! With love and respect, equality for all.”
Nandi, who expressed her support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight against racism and injustice, too received custom purple Fender Stratocaster. For each artist who creates an application for an artist, Fender makes a donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.