Today I don’t want to write about clothes or knitting, I want to share this incredible project: The Landfill Harmonic. It is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable orchestra from a remote village in Paraguay, where its young musicians play with instruments made from trash.
” Cateura, Paraguay is a town essentially built on top of a landfill. Garbage collectors browse the trash for sellable goods, and children are often at risk of getting involved with drugs and gangs. When music teacher Fabio set up a music program for the kids of Cateura, they soon have more students than they have instruments.
That changed when Szaran and Fabio were brought something they had never seen before: a violin made out of garbage. Today, there’s an entire orchestra of assembled instruments, now called The Recycled Orchestra.
Our film shows how trash and recycled materials can be transformed into beautiful sounding musical instruments, but more importantly, it brings witness to the transformation of precious human beings.”
They are raising funds through THIS PROJECT on Kickstarter. As they are exposing:
The Landfill Harmonic Movement will consist of 3 phases, particularly with the funding (CLICK HERE for full goals):
1. Film Completion to showcase the power of the movement
2. The creation of the Landfill Harmonic Social Movement and infrastructure to accomplish the goals below and start other chapters throughout the world in areas just like Cateura.
3. The Recycled Orchestra world tour. This will bring attention to the Landfill Harmonic Movement and inspire other organizations and individuals to join in support.
I’m helping them with what I can but sharing it’s another way to try. I think this is a great cause, helping their community and sharing with the world possibilities to actually use garbage for good, recycling/upcycling and helping people. Besides that the group is very talented, at least people should listen to them!