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.