One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s… Violin?

We’ve seen our share of crazy music inventions, from instruments made out of vegetables to the Lego Guitar. But making music with garbage? Seems a little far-fetched, until you see this recycled orchestra in action.

The orchestra is part of Sonidos de la Tierra, an organization that runs music workshops and schools in Paraguay, and all of the instruments are made from recycled objects like oil cans, wood scraps and kitchen tools. These instruments really do sound like their true counterparts, giving kids the chance to play music in a community where a real violin isn’t affordable.

Check out the clip below and see the orchestra in action:

Landfill Harmonic film teaser from Landfill Harmonic on Vimeo.

Pretty cool, right? The clip really captures how important playing music is to these kids, and that alone is pretty inspiring! Want to help out? The short film is a semifinalist in the Focus Forward Film Competition, which awards $100,000 in funding as a grand prize. To learn more, visit the Landfill Harmonic Facebook page.

, TakeLessons staff member and blogger


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