A Story Of Hope: Landfill Harmonic

Posted by D.A. Gutierrez in Commentary, News

April 19th, 2013   Comments Off on A Story Of Hope: Landfill Harmonic

Violin made of trash, closeup on the bridge made from a fork.

A closeup of the improvised bridge on this violin made of recycled trash reveals that it’s a cleverly repurposed fork.

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention and by the looks of the Recycled Orchestra, they are right. In an impoverished area of the Cateura slum of Paraguay, South America, the fact that a violin costs more than a house hasn’t stopped the children from making music, culminating in the formation of a traveling musical group they call The Recycled Orchestra.

A humble garbage picker got the ball rolling on this project in an effort to give hope to children born into a life with no future and no hope, by picking and re-purposing the only materials available to the poverty-stricken residents of the slum built on a landfill – other people’s garbage.

Landfill Harmonic, a Kickstarter-funded documentary, aims to bring this story of hope to theaters as children are given a dream to realize and trash is turned into beautiful music. They are seeking funding to finish the film and spread the environmental and social message behind the project.

If you’d like to read more about the project, watch a short trailer about the orchestra and possibly support them with a financial donation, click here.

There are plenty of rewards ranging from signed photos of the orchestra to full VIP-style invitation to the US-premiere of the orchestra when they embark on their tour in this country.

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