Friday Favorites: Landfill Harmonic

Cateura, Paraguay is a town built atop a landfill along the outskirts of the capital city of Asuncion. Residents make their living collecting and selling materials found in the landfill, and children often face a bleak future. Nicolás Gómez, a carpenter and garbage collector, worked with music teacher Favio Chávez and orchestra director Szaran to build musical instruments from discarded items found in the landfill. The result is the Recycled Orchestra, a talented group of schoolchildren who have toured the world playing their recycled instruments. Their amazing story is being told in a documentary titled Landfill Harmonic. Here is a short video:


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