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Los Reciclados in Genoa

L'Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados de Cateura (Los Reciclados) is a band formed by youths and children that live in the community of Cateura Weir, close to the biggest landfill site in Asunción, the capital of Paraguay.

The distinctive trait of this band is its use of recycled instruments produced from waste found in the landfill. Thanks to the help of Favio Chávez, an environmental technician that works at the landfill who is now conductor of the Orchestra, since 2006 the "recicladores" have successfully created musical instruments from the rubbish left over at the tip.

The aim of the project is to enable local children and youths, who live in very precarious conditions, to develop their creativity and to learn through music, as well as to offer them new opportunities for the future.

Guests at the most recent Sanremo music festival in Italy, since 2012 the Reciclados have travelled the world to tell their story and to perform their repertoire, which ranges from classical music to folk songs and rock classics.

Thanks to the Edoardo Garrone Foundation, during this "world tour" the Reciclados will also be appearing in Genoa where they will perform at Carlo Felice theatre on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 9 p.m., a free event that is open to the public.

ERG supports this initiative, which represents an opportunity for the city of Genoa to enjoy a truly one-of-a-kind artistic performance, a strong social and environmental metaphor for sustainable development.

http://www.recycledorchestracateura.com/

http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/media/Orquestra-Reciclados-Cateura-dell-Unicef-8a9905dc-0661-4c63-8b4d-e04dcb97a9e6.html

http://www.unicef.it/doc/7339/a-sanremo-orchestra-dei-bambini-che-trasforma-la-spazzatura-in-speranza.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0sZlAlrwh8

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