11/22 | Recycled Instruments Orchestra of Cateura


The Recycled Instruments Orchestra of Cateura (Landfillharmonic), directed by Favio Chavez, is comprised of boys, girls, teenagers and young adults with limited access to resources, who live in the Bañado Sur community, located next to the Cateura landfill, in Asuncion, Paraguay. The distinctive characteristic of the group is the interpretation of musical pieces using instruments elaborated with garbage reclaimed from the landfill.The Orchestra instruments resemble violins, violas, cellos, double bass, guitars, flutes, saxophones, trumpets and percussion instruments. Among their repertoire they play classical music, folk music, Paraguayan and Latin American music, works by the Beatles and Frank Sinatra, film sound scores and symphonic heavy metal among others.

Presented by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago in collaboration with Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago

6pm DePaul University Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E Balbo Ave, Chicago

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