Landfillharmonic: Nobody’s garbage

The children of Cateura, Paraguay live on a massive garbage dump, picking through waste to find items to sell. Landfillharmonic shows how trash collector Nicolás Gómez and musician Favio Chávez built instruments from trash — “violins and cellos from oil drums, flutes from water pipes and spoons, guitars from packing crates” — and started the Recycled Orchestra.

Fifty seconds in, Bebi starts playing his cello, made from an oil can, wood and tools used to tenderize beef and make gnocchi. Listen.

Tin water pipe, metal bottle caps, plastic buttons, metal spoon and fork handles.  Tito Romero, maker
Tin water pipe, metal bottle caps, plastic buttons, metal spoon and fork handles. Tito Romero, maker

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