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The most beautiful instrument that 60 Minutes producer Michael Gavshon found when he visited the child orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, was a cello. The body of the cello was fashioned out of an oil barrel, and the tuning knobs were made from a hairbrush,


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Gene J (290)
Monday November 18, 2013, 11:09 am
"The cello, and hundreds of other instruments like it, were created by a man named Don Cola, who lives and works in a shack beside the town dump."

I don't watch 60 Minutes, I haven't in years, no real reason why, but last night while on my way elsewhere I happened to see the start of this story and watched it. Don Cola is an immensely talented man. It is wonderful the kids are getting new instruments because of the publicity, they are also getting invitations to perform all over AND they are very good. But it all began with a man who looked at garbage and saw a chance to make a difference. We could use a few more like that.

Arielle S (313)
Monday November 18, 2013, 11:16 am
I so admire this man and his creativity ~ those kids sounded great and all with what people threw away! We could learn a thing or two from this whole scenario.

S J (130)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:39 pm
I am sure the sound of all instrument like this kind will be very beautiful.
Thanks Cal

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:12 pm
noted Cal so interesting article !!!!! thnx my friend ciao !!!!!

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:35 pm
I have seen a documentary or special about efforts such as the and the talent of the children and the creativity of those making the instruments reveals the beauty human beings are capable of which demonstrates the strength of the human spirit. Thank you for sharing, Cal. You reminded of the basic goodness that resides in the human heart.

Anne F (17)
Monday November 18, 2013, 11:05 pm
Working together to create beauty is such a wonderful way of being humans.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 12:56 am
A very interesting article with a beautiful sound who would have thought that rubbish could be used in this fashion.Marvelous.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 1:13 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 2:45 am
Its existence well justifies itself

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 3:52 am
Noted, thanks.

Marija M (28)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:34 am
noted, tks

pam w (139)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 6:15 am
Let's hope.

. (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 6:55 am
It probably will. Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Winn A (179)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 6:59 am
I'm glad they are getting the attention they deserve. It will change their lives for the better no doubt.

R T (14)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 8:53 am
Don Cola's ingenuity and skill has allowed many children to explore and develop their musical talent. Without his effort's that opportunity would have been missed.

Lynda Paradis (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 10:25 am
This was such a wonderful story and I only hope that many parents will come away feeling guilty about the way they indulge their own kids .

Mary Alexander (23)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 12:43 pm
This was a wonderful story and I do hope it continues. I wish this all the luck in the world.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 1:58 pm
Wonderful, thanks for sharing.

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 2:17 pm
Thank you for sharing!
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