Young Musicians In Mexico Turn Trash Into Treasure (Video)

by
Sameera Ehteram
When a group of students formed their band in Mexico City, they couldn't afford to buy expensive instruments so…they decided to make them instead.

When a group of students formed their band in Mexico City, they couldn't afford to buy expensive instruments so…they decided to make them instead.

They dug through landfills and salvaged items that with a little creativity would create the right sounds. And now, they are turning heads at venues in Mexico City.

The band "Orchestra Rubbish" now has no deart of instruments. On average Mexico City generates 13,000 tons of garbage a day.

After five years together, band member Oscar Jesus Ramirez says that what started out of necessity has now become the musicians' preference.

"Orchestra Rubbish" have produced 30 instruments and recorded two albums. While their sound may be a little trashy, these musicians are inspiring.

 

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