Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH performing its classic song 'Symphony Of Destruction' with Paraguay's RECYCLED ORCHESTRA on Friday, August 2 in Broomfield, Colorado can be seen below:
They are called the Recycled Orchestra, made up of children who live in the village of Cateura, built on top of the largest garbage dump in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion, and the film they are making is called Landfill Harmonic (see below). The utterly amazing and touching Landfill Harmonic tells the story of a group of young musicians who create music with instruments made out of trash. Ecologist and music teacher Favio Chávez organized the awe-inspiring group of young students to create the orchestra.
"One day it occurred to me to teach music to the children of the recyclers and use my personal instruments," Chávez, who worked as an ecological technician at the landfill, told The Telegraph. "But it got to the point that there were too many students and not enough supply. So that's when I decided to experiment and try to actually create a few."
This inspirational story will be told in an upcoming feature-length documentary called Landfill Harmonic, tentatively due in 2014. According to the filmmakers, the documentary shows "how trash and recycled materials can be transformed into beautiful-sounding musical instruments, but more importantly, it brings witness to the transformation of precious human beings."
The performance last night was filmed and to be included in the documentary.
Remaining dates for Gigantour 2013, featuring MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, HELLYEAH, DEVICE, and NEWSTED include:
6 - Manhattan, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
7 - Manhattan, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
9 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
10 - Montreal, QC - Heavy Metal 2013
11 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre