|The Recycled Orchestra|
My friend, Rick Mavrovich, just made me aware of this remarkable project. In a garbage dump in Paraguay, musical instruments are being fashioned from trash and lives are being reclaimed. The project is described below in the Kickstarter campaign description.
A heartfelt & moving story of how instruments made from recycled trash bring hope to children whose future is otherwise spiritless.
Landfill Harmonic reveals a mind-boggling, inventive effort to change that - musical instruments made from trash. In the barrios of Paraguay, a humble garbage picker uses his ingenuity to craft instruments out of recycled materials - and a youth orchestra is born. Music arises and children find new dreams.
About Landfill Harmonic
|Favio Chávez: Director of the “Los Reciclados” orchestra|
Check out the Youtube video that gives an overview of this inspiring project.
Youtube.com - Landfill Harmonic
This link will take you to the Kickstarter site that gives a more complete description of the project and its broader vision. The Kickstarter program has been fully funded, so this link is for information only at this point.
Landfill Harmonic Description
I am sending this article to friends around the world hoping that they may be inspired to use the same ingenuity in their developing world communities.