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
“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 that.”
Nandi from Ipswich, England could be seen watching the video with his hand over his mouth in disbelief before opening the case to uncover the all-new black Fender Soul Power Stratocaster, Morell signature guitar.
“Wow, from the real Tom Morel!” she cried. “Thank you so, so, 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 performs her own version of the rock band’s song, with signs that read “Fight Racism” and “Black Lives Matter” on their instruments.
John Bushell, Nandi’s father, called the situation unrealistic 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 end 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, as well 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.