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Landfill Harmonic Orchestra (children play instruments made from garbage FANTASTIC video!)
youtube ^ | Nov 17, 2012 | landfillharmonic

Posted on 12/16/2012 10:40:46 AM PST by DJ MacWoW

This is Cateura, Paraguy. These kids live on a landfill. All their instruments were made from things found in the landfill. These kids are worth the few minutes spent watching the video.


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These kids are unbelievable......
1 posted on 12/16/2012 10:40:52 AM PST by DJ MacWoW
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To: DJ MacWoW

“These kids live on a landfill”

But unless they come to this horrible country they will never know true poverty. //sarcasm


2 posted on 12/16/2012 10:42:53 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Did you watch the video?


3 posted on 12/16/2012 10:44:20 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

OK, they don’t look all that downtrodden and “World Vision” PSA worthy to me.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 10:45:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

5 posted on 12/16/2012 10:46:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I figured it out.

They are too old for a “Feed the Children” commercial.

That’s the problem


6 posted on 12/16/2012 10:49:11 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

So you’ll vacation there?


7 posted on 12/16/2012 10:49:33 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Seriously though. I have been pretty close to that level actually. They did a great job on the instruments!


8 posted on 12/16/2012 10:54:07 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Neat, thanks.


9 posted on 12/16/2012 10:54:47 AM PST by blam
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
A little off-topic for this list, but that cello sounds freaking amazing.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 10:55:07 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GeronL

They have learned the value of “things” and “see” what others don’t. The cello was a surprise! :-)


11 posted on 12/16/2012 10:57:56 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is a wonderful program. They play better than I ever could on a real insturment.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 10:58:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: blam

You’re welcome. :-)


13 posted on 12/16/2012 10:58:34 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This made my eyes water. I am a great lover of classical music.

Who needs a Stradivari and Guarneri who made the best violins for violin playing and collection?


14 posted on 12/16/2012 10:59:02 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
They play better than I ever could on a real instrument.

Oh yeah! Same here.

15 posted on 12/16/2012 11:00:19 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I thought the same. They took “garbage” and made it beautiful.


16 posted on 12/16/2012 11:02:04 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Colombian couple live in sewer with dog for 22 years
17 posted on 12/16/2012 11:03:10 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: DJ MacWoW

The cello was pretty awesome


18 posted on 12/16/2012 11:03:30 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Who would have thought that an oil drum could sound like that?


19 posted on 12/16/2012 11:05:48 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Maybe next halloween they can be...


20 posted on 12/16/2012 11:06:27 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I couldn’t watch the entire video. In many cultures the people who collect and ‘recycle’ the garbage have an average life span of half the general population. Or less. Too sad.


21 posted on 12/16/2012 11:07:08 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Thanks.

People can be very inventive when they are moved to do so.

Worth a bttt for sure!


22 posted on 12/16/2012 11:08:15 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I have zero musical talent, I don’t listen to music much either.. lol


23 posted on 12/16/2012 11:08:50 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ladyjane

Then you missed their beautiful music. These kids are wonderful...and resourceful.


24 posted on 12/16/2012 11:09:09 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: GeronL

Wonderful family portrait but they aren’t playing Bach. :-)


25 posted on 12/16/2012 11:10:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

i wish FR had a like and share button! this is inspirational... tears came to my eyes...


26 posted on 12/16/2012 11:10:54 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: freedumb2003

They certainly were a surprise.


27 posted on 12/16/2012 11:11:19 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

definitely not Bach.


28 posted on 12/16/2012 11:11:59 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I have no musical ability either but I do love it.


29 posted on 12/16/2012 11:12:16 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: latina4dubya

It is inspiring. They looked around and found a way........


30 posted on 12/16/2012 11:14:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Absolutely marvelous.


31 posted on 12/16/2012 11:15:26 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: DJ MacWoW

This was posted to one of the musician boards I’m on a couple days back. Lots of truly amazed people. I think the most posted comment was “I’m never gonna bitch about the quality of my gear ever again.”

Truly inspiring kids. And more-so, the people who BUILT those things to play in tune!


32 posted on 12/16/2012 11:16:31 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

It is amazing. We saw garbage. They see something entirely different.


33 posted on 12/16/2012 11:18:36 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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I'm a little pessimistic about the background music played on the vid, but if it's real...amazing.

FMCDH(BITS)

34 posted on 12/16/2012 11:22:57 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The thing that got the musico types so much was the perspective of it all. And it’s exactly as you said, We saw garbage. They saw something else.

Even a regular lowly hobbyist like myself has a significant amount of cash (relatively speaking) wrapped up in our instruments/gear. Some of the more pro high end guys are well into 6 figures with their home studios. No joke.

And we ALL bitch that we ‘can’t do X’ because we ‘NEED’ a new Neve preamp or whatever. Like hell we ‘can’t’ it’s ‘want’ not ‘need’. We scoff at things these kids only dream about.

Perspective indeed.


35 posted on 12/16/2012 11:36:14 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: nothingnew
It is real.

Much longer video with more footage of individual instruments.

Landfill Orchestra 11:45

36 posted on 12/16/2012 11:38:03 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Absolutely agree.

These kids certainly highlight having different perspectives.

37 posted on 12/16/2012 11:39:49 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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That was a great story, and I LOVED the instruments (I am an amateur luthier).

However, it was VERY politically incorrect. ALL the music they played was by DEAD WHITE EUROPEAN MALES! (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven...you know, those guys.) There was nothing to celebrate diversity, or the rich indigenous heritage of these children, who are being deprived of their exposure to diversity. I am disappointed that the magnificent contributions of the GLBT, Latino, African or Native Peoples of Mother Earth were not represented!

It is troubling and of great concern, and I am deeply saddened./s

(I included the /s, just in case! :-) ))


38 posted on 12/16/2012 11:46:13 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is nice. I will share it. Thank you. :)


39 posted on 12/16/2012 11:48:18 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: left that other site

Well they were probably ... ahem... “White hispanics” so the racism just flowed from their instruments like a fuge in C minor ;)


40 posted on 12/16/2012 11:49:03 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: left that other site

Lutes? Do you play too?


41 posted on 12/16/2012 11:49:43 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Here is a longer clip of these amazing kids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6rgkCUstaE

Beautiful kids, beautiful teachers, beautiful craftsmen, beautiful people, beautiful thoughts, beautiful music. Thanks for posting.


42 posted on 12/16/2012 11:50:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: machogirl

You’re welcome.


43 posted on 12/16/2012 11:50:46 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They’re wonderful kids.


44 posted on 12/16/2012 11:54:14 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Norm Lenhart

LOL!

Guess what, IMHO, the DWEM’s have NOT been replaced in the World of Classical Music. (And remember, in Mozart’s time, the piano had JUST been invented!)

Will we ever see their like again? As our instruments and production methods become more advanced, our music becomes more primitive!


45 posted on 12/16/2012 11:57:15 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I wish I had a lute. (Maybe i should make one from scratch! LOL!)

Luthiers also work on violins and guitars.

I buy guitars at yard sale and fix them up. So I am a guitar-luthier.

I actually found a Martin at a flea market for $75.00, fixed it up, and sold it for $300.00. It helps pay the rent.

I am afraid that if I tried to Luthier something from a landfill, I might end up with a diet of worms.


46 posted on 12/16/2012 12:02:10 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I thought this would be the Cosby Kids!


47 posted on 12/16/2012 12:14:27 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: left that other site

Two points:

Equipment-wise, the desire for old tube gear from the 40s-70s climbs by the day. A Fairchild compressor today regularly sells for 50K when thy can be found (rarely) and the recreations are about 10-20K The same for old Fender/Gibson/Roland gear.

Second, The Dead White Guys will forever rule the roost. Sure great music was made outside classical circles. It will continue to be made, but (brace for the pun) If it ain’t Baroque, don’t fix it!

Sorry. I had to ;)

Only recently have I begun to truly appreciate classical. I can’t honestly claim to be anything but a bumbling newb about it, but to even compare any of the great composers and their music to something like TuPac or Jay Z’s verbal crappings isn’t even possible.

One is music, the other is something else. Not sure what though. But it ain’t ‘great’ or even ‘good’ much less ‘music’. Yea, it has rhythm and a beat so I guess there is some relation. Then again, so does a steam locomotive.


48 posted on 12/16/2012 12:38:28 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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That actually sounds like fun. Getting paid for it isn’t bad either. :-)


49 posted on 12/16/2012 1:17:34 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Norm Lenhart

You and I think alike!

I LOVE old Fender/Gibson/Roland Gear! :-)


50 posted on 12/16/2012 1:55:50 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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