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'Recycled Orchestra' turns garbage into gold

The highly acclaimed documentary "Landfill Harmonic" follows the story of a Paraguayan music school that teaches its students to play music using instruments made from pieces of discarded rubbish. Video provided by AFP        
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Music rises from the garbage heap in the stirring documentary 'Landfill Harmonic'

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The irresistible story of the Recycled Orchestra has been told many times, on “60 Minutes” and in news reports around the world — its basics, anyway: On the impoverished edges of a landfill near Paraguay’s capital, a group of kids h...

In 'Landfill Harmonic,' young musicians turn trash into instrumental art

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One man's trash is another's man's trumpet. In a remote dump near the Paraguayan capital of Asunción, a determined group of young musicians has been making music with instruments crafted from garbage. "Landfill Harmonic," a document...

Musical Instruments from Garbage. WOW!

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Thanks, Uncle Kenny, for sharing this one! Awesome story. Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about this remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash. TweetSh...

Recycled Orchestra turns garbage into beautiful music

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Stringed instruments made from a metal glue canister, fork, used strings, recycled wood, and tuning pegs. (Credit: Landfill Harmonic) Cateura, in the Santa Ana neighborhood of Paraguay's capital Asuncion, is a slum. The residents li...

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