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Meet an Orchestra That Plays Music With Trash (Video)

Outside of Paraguay’s capital city Asuncion, many residents of a nearby slum, Cateura, make their living recycling trash from a landfill. Nicolas Gomez, a “recycler,” started turning that trash into instruments — and transforming other residents’ lives in the process. The music they generated led the creation of The Landfill Harmonic. Watch their inspiring story above, and don’t miss Juan’s amazing performance of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 at the one minute mark.

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1:27AM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

Thank you

11:32AM PST on Nov 18, 2013

Gracias por compartir.

3:10PM PDT on Jun 17, 2013

Music to soothe the savage beast - lovely music and nice story . Gives me hope for the planet yet. Too bad most people would rather throw away things, like instruments, rather than get them fixed. There used to be fix-it shops all over when I was young. Now it's almost impossible to find someone who can fix a favorite pair of shoes or repair the clock given to me by my sons years ago.

8:28PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

This touched my heart. Thank you for sharing.

8:26PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

wow!

6:01AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

5:57AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

7:11PM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

Shockingly beautiful

6:06PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Thanks very cool

4:00PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Cool.

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