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What happens in Landfill Harmonic?

What happens in Landfill Harmonic?

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan music group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight.

Where is the Landfill Harmonic?

It’s the trailer for an upcoming documentary called Landfill Harmonic, which focuses on one remarkable group in Paraguay: an orchestra that plays instruments created out of literal trash, made lovingly for them by their community.

Who did Landfill Harmonic play with?

Kids living in a slum built on a landfill in Paraguay create The Recycled Orchestra. Unable to afford traditional instruments they instead create all of their instruments from trash. When their story goes viral they tour the world, finally realizing their wildest dream: to play with the heavy metal band, Megadeth.

Why did Favio Chavez go to Cateura?

That’s why Favio Chávez wanted to give music lessons to the children in the slums of Cateura, Paraguay. The instruments sounded good and were so much fun for the children that they very quickly improved their skills.

How old is Ada Rios?

Take a look and listen to what Colá has created. Fifteen-year-old Ada Rios has been playing for three years now. Today, she is the orchestra’s first violinist.

What instruments can you make out of recycled items?

Make Your Own Instruments from Recycled Materials

  • Drums. For our drums, we used a plastic ice cream container with a lid.
  • Maracas. These “maraca” shakers were very easy to make.
  • Cymbals.
  • Trumpet or Flute.

Who helped Favio Chavez make the musical instruments out of garbage?

In March 2013, Favio Chávez founded Harmony of Cateura with four parents of members of the Orchestra of Recycled Instruments of Cateura: Jorge Ríos (president), Carmen Cabrera (vice president), Patricia Aranda (treasurer) and Dionicia Espínola (secretary).

What problem did Favio Chavez face?

Poverty has forced many children to work with their families instead of attending school, resulting in inadequate education and a low level of literacy. The area also faces frequent flooding, as well as problems with sanitation and clean drinking water.

What is Cateura?

It got that name because all the instruments these kids play are made with materials found in the trash. Old water pipes become saxophones. Forks, knives, spoons and coins become the keys. Cans and bake trays are used to make violins, and percussion drums are made with X-rays and wooden pallets or trash cans.

Where is Paraguay?

South America
Paraguay, landlocked country in south-central South America.

How do you make homemade musical instruments?

Here are six DIY instruments that you can make at home with your kids that will help you teach them musical concepts.

  1. Homemade Harmonica. Harmonicas are fascinating, with their petite size and distinct sound, but how do they work?
  2. Can Drums.
  3. Do-It-Yourself Tambourine.
  4. Water Xylophone.
  5. Homemade Rainstick.
  6. Paper Plate Banjo.