“If we are to reach real peace in the world…we shall have to begin with the children”
Musician Lanny Cordola formed the Miraculous Love Kids around the premise that “it shouldn’t hurt to be a child.” That a kid with a melody in their heart has hope, and with hope all things are possible.
Since 2010, Lanny has followed the songline from Karachi to Kabul in his quest to help give a voice to kids living in poverty-stricken areas and war zones. He has collaborated with musicians from Slash, Gilby Clarke, Donovan Leitch, Mark McGrath, Gina Gershon and Sen Dog from Cypress Hill to renowned Pakistani singers Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sain Zahoor, Abida Parveen and Sanam Marvi — all with the aim of raising awareness, resources and funds for some of the poorest children in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In his travels, Lanny has had the good fortune to listen, learn, play for, jam with and teach many of these Miraculous Love Kids.
In 2014, Lanny and many of his esteemed musician friends staged PEACE JAM 2014, to aid a family Lanny befriended in Afghanistan “The funds we generated were used to provide for a family in Afghanistan who lost three family members to a suicide bombing including two young sisters Parwana and Khorshid,” Cordola says.
On June 27, 2015, thanks to supporters and American vet Brad Pupello (who was friends with Parwana and Khorshid), Lanny moved the family from a two-room slum in the hills of Kabul to a dignified three-bedroom home in a safe part of the city where Parwana and Korshid’s younger siblings — Behishta, Faisal and Mursal — are now going to a private school.
Funds raised at PEACE JAM 2015 will help sustain the family and others, but it’s an ongoing effort that requires continuous work. Your generous support and donations help with clean water, food, clothes, shelter, medicine, education, school supplies and musical instruments.
“And a child shall lead them”
~ Isaiah 11:6
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