Ecoembes, a Spanish eco organisation that recycles packaging, is organising the Cateura Orchestral Concert for the fourth year in a row. A benefit concert performed on instruments made from recycled materials.
In 2006, in the Cateura dump in Asunción, the capital of Paraguay, Fabio Chávez found a violin in amongst the rubbish. On the back of that finding, he came up with the idea of creating instruments using different materials in order to teach music to local children.
Armed with double basses, guitars, violins, and saxophones, he taught twenty kids, who were the children of the employees at the dump. They were the pioneers of the Cateura Orchestra of Recycled Instruments.
In Madrid they are giving another charity concert raising money for this foundation, which aims to continue the social project in Cateura. The show will also feature performances by other Spanish artists, and a children's choir.