Landfill Orchestra

You may have heard about the Landfill Orchestra.  In a Paraguayan community that is literally a landfill, the power of love and imagination have brought beauty, hope and change to the children of Cateura.  Ingenious community members innovate to create violins, cellos and other instruments from oil drums, scrap wood, cooking utensils, whatever works. Community children then learn to play these instruments with a skill and passion I believe is fueled by their longing for beauty in a chaotic world. The Landfill Orchestra serves as a tangible symbol of continuing progress, growth, and hope for the future of these children. Here’s a glimpse into this miraculous story of transformation.

An instrument used in the landfill orchestra.

An instrument used in the landfill orchestra.

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