Cateura, Paraguay is a slum built on a landfill. But in the midst of trash and poverty, the people of Cateura build instruments made entirely out of recycled materials. The kids, directed by their music teacher, have formed a “recycled orchestra”.
This is a beautiful story, on so many levels. Listening to these kids talk about their love of music is a joy to hear. (And someone once told me that Spanish was the language spoken in heaven… maybe it’s true…).
Watch below and learn more on their website.
“People realize that we shouldn’t throw away trash carelessly. Well, we shouldn’t throw away people either.” – Chàvez