Creating Music and Inspiration From What We Throw Away

Published on Feb 19, 2013

Music is a gift available to all — and especially treasured by those with the least — as the documentary Landfill Harmonic shares. It’s an inspiring story of a community of waste pickers in Paraguay who create instruments from these same garbage piles and work together to create The Recycled Orchestra which stirs the soul.

Accomplished violinist, Caleb Hans Polashek brings the sound of their music to life as he plays a violin constructed so beautifully (and resourcefully) by this community — one of only five of these instruments currently in the United States.

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