"The world sends us garbage. We send back music.", says Favio Chavez, Recycled Orchestra Director, Paraguay.
When things got tough, I used to say "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade". From now on I will think of the Recycled Orchestra in Cateura, Paraguay and say, "If life sends you garbage, make music".
This story inspired me so much. In fact, I have a new goal to make a little music every day and see how it makes me feel. I used to be very devoted to music but health issues have made it difficult to participate in choirs or sing solos like I used to. It's time for me to get creative and make music on a smaller scale because I know it fills me with joy and hope.
"Welcome to Landfill Harmonic. A film about a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum who play instruments made entirely of garbage. Landfill Harmonic is a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution. The story develops in one of the poorest slums in Latin America. Just outside Asuncion, Paraguay; Cateura is the city’s trash dump. It is built on a landfill. Here, people live in a sea of garbage. And they live from garbage.
"Surrounded by stories of drug-violence, alcoholism and destitution, they make herculean efforts to
"It is entirely made of garbage. They call it “The Recycled Orchestra”.
Coming soon. On January 2014.