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Landfill Harmonic: Music made from trash

A few years ago, garbage picker Cola teamed up with local musician Favio Chavez to cobble together instruments out of trash for some Paraguayan kids living in their slum. That’s violins and cellos from oil drums, flutes from water pipes and spoons and guitars from packing crates. The Landfill Harmonic — you have to love the pun on ‘philharmonic‘ — youth orchestra was born, and now a team is raising funds on KickStarter to shoot a documentary about it.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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