Kids these days! Just when you think they are too caught up on twerkin’, poppin’ molly, and god knows what else; they surprise you with something really cool and remind you that not every kid is as brainless as they act sometimes (I can say this, I was a dumb a kid too at times… maybe still?).
The talented Michelle Kwan of Vancouver, Canada took a popular way of showcasing one’s talent via YouTube while putting her own twist on it. Using an ancient chinese instrument called the guzheng invented 2,000 years ago, Michelle covered a song by one of the most famous, gravity-defying hair bands of the eighties – Guns N’ Roses.
Michelle has been playing the guzheng for 12 years now and already there are more than 180,000 views which she racked up in just two weeks. She wanted to add a new-school twist to the centuries-old instrument that is usually used to play only traditional songs. Kwan has garnered so much attention and support from people who really enjoyed her cover that she has received requests to play other songs and hopes to one day be able to perform with Guns N’ Roses. (hint, hint!)
Visit her YouTube channel and comment on what song you would like her to perform next. If you really want to support her, go to Guns N’ Roses and/or Axl Rose’s twitter or FB page; share her video and tell them you’d like to see her perform with them.
Don’t underestimate the power of the internet!
Check out the cover below as well as her cover of Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger”. She rips it!