“The world sends us garbage. We send back music.” #Landfill Harmonic

Any music lovers?

If you are a musician, you know how expensive learning music can be. The cost of instruments, education, and the hours you spend practicing is not cheap. It takes time and patience to be a good musician too. But even if you adore music, if you can’t afford it you’ll probably drop the idea altogether.

That is, unless someone like Favio Chávez thinks outside the box!

If you have seen NPR’s report of the Landfill Harmonic: An Orchestra Built From Trash in 2012 before, this is old news to you. For those who haven’t heard of them before click HERE and check out this video. It’s amazing what they did!

Chávez started the recycling orchestra project at the landfill of Cateura in Paraguay 8 years ago in hope to give youth the opportunity to play music. If the reality was that a “violin is worth more than a house,” he decided to make use of the resources around him: garbage. Today, they have a music school, teachers, and about 200 kids learning music. That’s a great reminder that one hope is all it needed to start such a movement.

What do you think?

– MHK

#Be Inspired

P.S. This is how I found this group! Enjoy!

 

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