Gallery: The Recycled Orchestra Performs Using Instruments Made from La...

Cateura is an impoverished town in Paraguay that was built practically right on top of a landfill; there, a remarkable group of students are taking part in a youth music program, using instruments that are made from recycled discarded materials found in the landfill. The instruments they play are made from cans, barrels, reclaimed wood, steel and household objects like silverware. The unique orchestra will soon be featured in a documentary called The Landfill Harmonic, which is being produced by Alejandra Nash and Juliana Penaranda-Loftus. Hit the jump to see movie stills and a trailer for the film.

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