- Brian Wilson Supports New Music Video for “Love and Mercy” with Young Afghani War Survivors
- Co-founder of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson recorded his 1988 song “Love and Mercy” with a group of Afghani girls who were affected by violence there.
In 2012, two sisters of Mursal were killed by a suicide bomber who’d hoped to kill U.S. troops in Kabul.
With the song, he paid tribute to Mursal’s sister and other children who’ve been victims of war and poverty.
“I’m glad music makes the children feel love and mercy,” Brian Wilson said in a statement. “That’s what the music’s all about: making you feel happy.”
American musician Lanny Cordola helped children's performances. “It [started] in our Miraculous House in Kabul, Afghanistan, when some of the girls began to teach me an Islamic saying, ‘Bismillah Ir Rahman Ir Rahim,’ which means, ‘In the name of God, the all loving, the all merciful,'” Lanny Cordola said. “I immediately thought of Brian Wilson’s sonic hymn ‘Love and Mercy’ with its simple yet magisterial chorus: ‘Love and mercy is what you need tonight/So, love and mercy to you and your friends tonight.'”
He moved to Kabul in 2016 and began teaching in schools and launched his foundation.
Learn more about MiraculousLoveKids.org, click here.
- source : Rolling Stone