When Garbage Became Priceless

The kids behind The Recycled Orchestra/Los Reciclados Orquesta will have your eyes tearing up with both compassion and celebration at the same time. Clearly this modern day occurrence was designed by God to alter our limited and entitled consciousness in the best way. Recently, I was looking for something completely exceptional, worthy of sharing with others, and a place to offer my own resources: The Recycled Orchestra fit like a magnificent sunrise painting the entire sky. Visionary, Maestro Szaran (who wanted to serve the most impoverished children with his own exquisite talents), Orchestra Director, Favio Chavez, and Nicolas Gomez, “Cola,” a very generous landfill dwelling genius who crafted of their instruments are the courageous keystones to this life-giving activity.
Please watch and be enchanted, transformed, and motivated to do something.

They’ve toured Europe.

They’re teaching teens and children to build instruments.

They’re working on a full symphonic orchestra.

Kids, families, and their community’s lives are being transformed.

They’ve created a model that will benefit other impoverished communities.

The world’s largest Musical Instruments Museum, MIM in Scottsdale, AZ., http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/la-orquesta-de-instrumentos-reciclados-recycled-orchestra, set up an exhibition with a collection of recycled musical instruments after the Landfill Harmonic documentary team contacted them about the Recycled Orchestra.

Contribute to The Recycled Orchestra/Los Reciclados Orquesta : http://www.landfillharmonicmovie.com/

The world sends us garbage, we send back music. – Favio Chavez

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About Light Stream

Casandra Moreno Lombera is an author, blogger, and Emmy nominated television producer who grew up in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver communities. In junior high school, she promised her single mother that she would get straight A’s in order to graduate early and help her relocate to Aurora, Colorado. She did… and though women and Latinas were scarcely visible in television, she dreamed of a future in broadcast journalism. From an early age, Casandra wanted children and loved to write. She began her career in television (writing and reporting on camera) at the age of 18. She also began raising two very successful children as a single mom. Throughout her career, she became an award winning, television producer/program creator (receiving both the Imagen and Golden Eagle Awards); was executive producer of both public affairs and children’s programming at KWHY-TV, Channel 22; and worked on camera hosting public affairs talk shows for many years. More distinctive opportunities came her way, however her desire to write children’s books and to blaze new trails in the publishing world became irrepressible. Her dreams today focus on empowering youth, writing (particularly about God’s love for them), and raising money for the impoverished through organizations like Hope Worldwide https://www.hopeww.org/sslpage.aspx. Throughout her life, she has been passionate about hands-on giving to the community and has received many forms of appreciation (including a congressional commendation) for her efforts. She has served on several boards including Communications Bridge Institute, training disadvantaged youth in television production; St. Anne’s, building futures for at risk teens and unwed mothers; HOPE, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality; the American Diabetes Association fund raising committee; and the Consumer Advisory Committee for the California Contractors State Licensing Board. Casandra is also a recipient of La Opinion’s 2012 Mujeres Destacadas (Exceptional Women) Award. She is completely smitten with her husband, two children, and four grand babies who inspired Light Riders. Follow her @casandratweets and @Lightersbook on Twitter. Her blog is at http://www.shewentthere.wordpress.com. Direct Contact: Lightridersbook@gmail.com
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