13-Year Old Girl Guitarist from War-Torn Afghanistan Denied Visa to Meet Beach Boy Brian Wilson


"13-year-old guitarist from Kabul invited to meet The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson in Costa Mesa, but she’s been denied a U.S. visa.

Her name is Mursal — Arabic for 'on a mission.'

And she is indeed on a mission — to meet Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

This 13-year-old girl from Kabul may wear a headscarf and a shy smile, but she can strum a guitar and carry a tune just the same. She and about 30 other street kids sang and recorded Wilson’s 'Love and Mercy,' accompanied by the musician’s pre-recorded voice, in a Kabul recording studio."

Read more at The Orange County Register.

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