Video: Kids Make Music From Trash in Paraguay Slum (GOOD)

Every day, 1,500 tons of solid waste shows up in garbage trucks at Cateura, Paraguay, a town that revolves around its landfill, according to GOOD. But from that trash has emerged a musical orchestra of children. When Favio Chavez, an ecological technician at the landfill, started making violins, cellos and other instruments from trash, he attracted many young players who wanted to join his Recycled Orchestra.

Landfill Harmonic film teaser from Landfill Harmonic on Vimeo.


  1. Susana Williams says:

    Sometimes our limitations spark creativity. I am so inspired by these students’ work that I am going to show this video at my school (Elementary and Middle School in Los Angeles,California, USA) to see what they think about it. The students may have some ideas on how to help or participate in this project.
    -Susana Williams

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