By anthony k
You must have seen this spectacular show trending on YouTube. This video portrays an upcoming documentary called Landfill Harmonic. The trailer clarifies a prominent band from Paraguay. You may be wondering what makes the group special. What seems to inspire many people is that the instruments in this orchestra are made by the community using literal garbage.
All of these talented musicians hail from Cateura, a community built on a landfill. Residents thrive by separating garbage for recycling. Reliable sources reveal that the area receives significant tons of solid waste daily. Due to alarming levels of illiteracy, children in the region often collect and resell garbage.
Furthermore, water and sanitation are poor, with rainy seasons characterized by flooding and dirty water. A single musical instrument is more expensive than some houses in this area. Yet despite all these challenges, these artists have created something inspiring and unique. A part of the residents considers music to be healing. Their livelihoods change for the better, all thanks to their craft.
While you may think your junk is useless, it can be useful in the hands of an expert. Music is a universal language and speaks to many people. Unfortunately, few people know what happens before the music is released. If only more people understood the ingenuity behind most of the things we take for granted every day, our lives would be simpler. Regardless of the materials used to create an instrument, we all appreciate the power of great content when it comes to music.