Beth Gibbons Covers Joy Division and David Bowie with Afghanistan Girl Refugees: Watch

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Portishead vocalist Beth Gibbons has collaborated with The Miraculous Love Kids of Afghanistan — a philharmonic radical of miss refugees – connected a caller screen that combines Joy Division’s “Atmosphere” and David Bowie’s “Heroes.”

The merchandise of the screen is timed with the two-year day of America’s pull-out from Afghanistan, which allowed the Taliban to regain power of the state and extremity galore of its citizen’s freedoms — including women’s accidental to play music.

Launched by Lanny Cordola successful 2016, The Miraculous Love Kids of Afghanistan taught music, math, reading, and different indispensable beingness skills to astir 200 pistillate students surviving successful the country. Following America’s departure from Afghanistan, Cordola and galore of the girls and their families evacuated the state and sought refuge successful Islamabad.

In bid to rise consciousness to the girls’ plight, Cordola has enlisted immoderate high-profile Western musicians for collaborations. Most recently, Nick Cave joined The Miraculous Love Kids connected a opus called “Breathless/Beautiful.” Now, Gibbons has lent her vocals for a Joy Division/Bowie cover.

“I was truthful honored to impermanent connected the Miraculous Love Kids’ reconstructed screen way ‘Atmosphere / Heroes,’ and to beryllium a dependable adjacent to these brave and beauteous girls of Afghanistan,” Gibbons said successful a statement. Watch their show below.