Sammy Hagar Duo ‘Fly Like a Eagle’ with Afghan child musicians
Sammy Hagar has virtually teamed up with Afghan children’s music association The Miraculous Love Kids and their Girl With a Guitar project for an inspiring cover of the Steve Miller Band’s classic “Fly Like an Eagle”.
Former Van Halen singer and young performers are Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Foo Fighters keyboardist Rami Jaffee, bassist Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Phil Collins), keyboardist Gary Griffin (The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson), drummer Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee). ) and guitarist Todd Shea.
Watch the music video at the bottom of this article.
Girl With a Guitar is no stranger to collaborating with rock stars. Last year the band reunited with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Jaffee and others on a cover of “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics.
The Miraculous Love Children and Girl With a Guitar were founded in 2015 by American musician Lanny Cordola after meeting a young girl from Afghanistan, Mursal, whose two sisters were killed in a suicide bombing years before, through Rolling stone. Inspired to help in her plight, Cordola launched the Music Outreach Project to provide an artistic outlet for girls and women affected by violence in the region.
The current members of Girl With a Guitar are Mursal (now 16), Yasamin (15), Moqadas (11), Tamana (18), Salma (16), Soma (8), Sonam (13), Yasamin (17) , Zakia (13), Nahid (16) and Shukriya (10). At the end of the “Fly Like an Eagle” video, Hagar tells the group of talented girls, “I’m proud of what you do. Stay strong and fly like an eagle.”
Learn more about miraculouslovekids.org.