Pre-Teen Drumming Evangelist Spreads the Joy of Playing Across the Planet

It’s an unrelenting bombardment of music and joyfulness that makes Beatlemania, T-Rextasy, and the Kardashian phenomenon seem like underachieving, ho-hum non-happenings. It’s almost unfathomable how many times each day there appears to be a post or news item or video release involving 11-year-old British multi-instrumentalist Nandi Bushell—almost to the point where a media company could launch a 24-hour “Nandi News” channel and still have to bump some items, because there simply wouldn’t be enough airtime available to run everything. My brain hurts. Does yours?

Happily, in this case, the cerebral ache is pleasurable and idyllic—an onslaught of creativity, energy, achievement, elation, and drumming. Unless you’d rather be assaulted by despair-inducting media frenzies about the pandemic, world tensions, and why the Marvel Cinematic Universe is so darned confusing, Bushell’s persistent enthusiasm beams everything that’s wonderful about playing music to young and old, celebrities and the not-so-famous, and anyone looking for a smile.

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