A slum built on a landfill. Someone refurbished a violin shell found in landfill and the idea of making instruments from rubbish resulted in Landfill Orchestra. Absolutely incredible video will make you weep. The human spirit soars…music rising out of the landfills of Cateura, Paraguay.
The most poignant statement for me in the clip is “People realize we shouldn’t throw away trash carelessly. We shouldn’t throw away people either.” Brilliant and beautiful. It’s lovely to see the faces of these young people walking together with their instruments. They could be anywhere in the world.
Never underestimate the power of music! Where there is a will, there’s a way.
Nothing stands in the way of vision and the human spirit. Peace and joy. Happy Hanukkah, my friend.
Coming up next will be my free-spirited “optical spectrum” fiber play…stay tuned.
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)