20 children living in a landfill just outside Asuncion, the capital city of Paraguay, now play Mozart, the Beatles, and Beethoven’s rhythms on musical instruments made from recycled trash. Favio Chavez, the music teacher, started this band primarily to keep young children away from the streets. Oil barrels and old x-rays are refashioned to create the cello, the drum, and other instruments. By teaching music to the children, Chavez has not only encouraged their artistic development but has also taught a lesson about recycling. The children now teach other children and their orchestra has already performed in Colombia, where they emphasized the importance of recycling garbage.
To see the kids performing, play the video below.