How orchestra provided a brighter future for impoverished children in Chile

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Melody: Chilean Youth Orchestra Program Helps Students Escape Poverty

In this short documentary, students in a youth orchestra program in Chile pursue their love of music to escape poverty.

The documentary explores how Chilean youth have picked up the need for music. Their orchestra director speaks of the incredible and innate talent these dedicated kids have for the art. Many of the children speak insisted music feels right and takes them away from a world of poverty.

One young girl even moves away from her family to live with her orchestra director because she 'needs' the viola. For the members of this youth orchestra music isn't an escape from life, it is a way of life. Watch the stunning New York Times documentary above.

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