Landfill Harmonic Featured on 60 Minutes (Video)

Landfill harmonic ViolinsLandfill Harmonic a heartwarming story about children using recycled trash to create instruments and make beautiful music in the barrios of Paraguay, was featured on news magazine 60 Minutes last night.  This incredible story only came to popular attention when their was a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for a film and recycled orchestra tour which closed this past May having raised over $214,000 from almost 5000 backers.

60 Minutes Landfill HarmonicThe story features a town which survives only by sorting through trash to find recyclable items which they then resell in an attempt to make a living.  The Landfill Harmonic makes all of their instruments from this trash.  The idea came from an environmental technician Favio Chávez who came up with the idea to start a music school for children to help to lift them up from their challenging existence living on a mountain of trash.

The film is being produced and near completion and with the media exposure performance invitations have poored in from all corners of the globe.  The project continues to accept donations so if you are interested in helping out you may visit their Kickstarter page for contact information.

 

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