Paraguayan children’s orchestra plays instruments made from trash

Dec 10, 2012 By Abraham 2

Preview for the upcoming documentary Landfill Harmonic

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  1. arron says:

    … Wow…
    This makes me weep.. I am a violinist.. I know the trash is kind of their thing, and they sound OK on the instruments they have. But someone needs to sponsor that orchestra to get them real instruments – they would sound AMAZING.. Who will help me get on this? Seriously – Kickstarter, anyone??

    This video reminds me of the Venezuelan program Il Systema (documentary at http://www.tocaryluchar.com/ ). That program provides musical instruments to about 250,000 children across the country, most of whom are incredibly poor. Whatever you think of Chavez, he definitely does music right.

  2. Marianne says:

    Arron, if I had an income I would. :P
    This just makes my heart glad to see these kids able to play music despite where they live. I’ve been to the dump slum in Guatemala City, very similar to this one, and I wish there was something like this going on there. Maybe I can send this video to the people who run the mission we worked with…

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