Landfill Harmonic "The Recycled Orchestra" of Paraguay

If your spirits need lifting, have a look at this heartfelt and inspirational story of how instruments made from recycled trash in the barrios of a village called Cateura in Paraguay bring hope to children whose future is otherwise spiritless.
The story is being made into a documentary film.

It all began when a garbage picker named Nicolás Gómez found what resembled a violin in a landfill in Paraguay. The landfill serves as a primary form of subsistence for many local residents. Using other found objects, Nicolás transformed the garbage he had found into a fully functional violin. He soon after built a flute, cello, and drum, and finally a youth orchestra was born.

It is a beautiful and moving story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights poverty and waste pollution.There is more information and ways to help here. 

The Instruments
Tin water pipe, metal bottle caps, plastic buttons, metal spoon and fork handles. Tito Romero, maker

Metal Glue cannister, fork, used strings, recycled wood and tunning pegs. Nicolas "Cola" Gomez, maker

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