This will not only amaze you but prove that where there are individuals who give a damn, children’s lives can be changed for the better!
2500 families live in Cateura (Paraguay), a slum whose existence is linked to the 1500 tons of rubbish that heads their way daily. A visiting orchestra galvanized interest in the poor children living there but with a “violin costing as much as a house”, dreams seemed hopeless. But Favio Chavez, a local, and garbage picker Nicolás Gómez began experimenting with rubbish as instruments. For example, tin water pipes, buttons, bottle caps, and spoon and fork handles make up the body and keys of the saxophones. Oil or paint cans and recycled wood are used for the string section.”
The result is astounding! The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra is now being invited all over the world. Hopefully the video will inspire people in Knysna to look at what we can do for our poor neighbours.