The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura is a group of youth musicians from Paraguay who play instruments made from rubbish salvaged from a landfill.
Their instruments include a violin made out of a paint can and a drainpipe saxophone. Over recent years, they have also benefited from the intervention of the Vancouver-based charity Instruments Beyond Borders, which has worked to locate unused instruments and ship them to Paraguay for the orchestra to use. Full story.
Jordan Smith (CMUSE) / June 2, 2016