The Landfill Harmonic

Landfill harmonic

Every now and then a story, or video, comes along and takes your breath away. The story of the Recycled Orchestra is one of those, especially for us at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?.

The creativity to create something so meaningful from trash coupled with the ability of this town to see such a large project through is simply inspiring. Read below, but most importantly, follow the link provided and watch the 3 minute video…you won’t be disappointed.

(The following information has been taken from the Landfill Harmonic’s Facebook page)

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash.
Cateura, Paraguay 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 orchestra director Szaran and music teacher Fabio set up a music program for the kids of Cateura, they soon have more students than they have 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.

Our 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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