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Young musicians make music out of landfill trash

"60 Minutes" first showed us how music elevated the children of an impoverished area of Paraguay in 2013. The young musicians live in Cateura, a village formed from a municipal landfill. Its residents used to be known as trash pickers, but today they're known for the incredible music they make. Vladimir Duthiers caught up with the students during their trip to New York City.
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