10-Year-Old Rock and Roll Prodigy Nandi Bushell Covers Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Guerrilla Radio’ to Support #BlackLivesMatter


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Nandi Bushell is a 10-year-old “British and Zulu drummer girl” who knows her way around a handful of instruments — and recently, the musical prodigy showed her stuff with an impressive solo performance of “Guerrilla Radio,” the incendiary anthem from Rage Against the Machine.

Bushell’s parents posted it to her Instagram page this week, dedicating the performance to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, currently the basis of the protests around the country stemming from the killing of George Floyd on May 25.

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, an outspoken political activist on social media, gave Nandi Bushell his seal of approval:

Here’s the full performance on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvG-a-GHa5Y

Rage Against the Machine had to postpone its anticipated reunion tour activities from 2020 to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was unfortunate given the political climate in the United States right now.

Despite her young age, Nandi Bushell has earned rave reviews on the internet for other performance clips uploaded to social media. Here she is playing along to System of a Down’s “Toxicity” behind the drum kit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIP-Gfp04bM

And here she is staging a “drum battle” with Travis Barker — no easy task for any drummer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0C5n7IVHTs

Nandi even took part in the 2019 David Bowie Celebration Tour, sitting in at O2 Arena to show her stuff to the masses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbFi5-Wqc_M

This bass and drum cover of Queens of the Stone Age’s “No One Knows” also turned many heads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9i0uPnldQ8

Get on the Nandi Bushell hype train if you weren’t already on it. She’s going places …


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