Recently filming has completed for an documentary following a orchestra consisting entirely of disadvantaged children playing recycled instruments taking their music to the world. Just watch this short trailer and I’m sure you will be as inspired as I was. Music belongs to us all. There is something so human about it that we can not live with out it. We all share this feeling, the privileged and the poor.
The Recycled Orchestra is from a slum in Paraguay. Cateura is a town essentially built on top of a landfill. Garbage collectors browse the trash for sellable goods, and children are often at risk of getting involved with drugs and gangs. When music teacher Fabio set up a music program for the kids of Cateura, they soon had more students than they had instruments.
That changed when Szaran and Fabio were brought something they had never seen before: a violin made out of garbage. Today, there’s an entire orchestra of assembled instruments, now called The Recycled Orchestra.
This film shows how trash and recycled materials can be transformed into beautiful sounding musical instruments, but more importantly, it brings witness to the transformation of precious human beings.
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