20 Jan '12, 5am

Recycling Orchestra Plays Mozart With Garbage

Recycling Orchestra Plays Mozart With Garbage

Sonidos de la Tierra /Video screen capture It may be a long way from Paraguay's sprawling garbage dumps to the stately concert halls of Europe, but for one group of talented youths the distance isn't so vast -- after all, if music comes from the heart then it really doesn't matter if the instruments are made of trash. The immensely talented 'Orchestra of Recycled Instruments' seems to have perfected symphonies of several classical composers, while at the same time perfecting the art of reuse. Thanks to an innovative program, called Sonidos de la Tierra , needy kids across the country are learning to change their lives through music and recycling. Sonidos de la Tierra (translated as 'Sounds of the Earth') was first organized in 2002 as a way of educating young people from poor and underdeveloped regions of Paraguay through the shared experience of creating music . Since the...

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