ISLAMABAD – The Brazilian Group Patubatê gave a workshop for children with collaboration with the NGO Lettuce Bee Kids and Mashal Model School, which work with garbage picker children in Islamabad, On Saturday.In the hands of the musicians Fred Magalhães, Fernando Mazoni, Felipe Fiuza, Pablo Maia and the DJ Leandronik, scrap is not junk, it is music, since Patubatê uses raw and recyclable materials to build their musical instruments. Innovative sounds and a catching energy are extracted from cans, buckets, large barrels and even parts of automobiles, and children in Islamabad had the chance to be part in this amazing project, says a press release issued here.More than 60 children got together in the Embassy for a musical gathering. They started by playing with the colorful barrels that are used by the band on their shows, the children watched an exclusive performance and were called on the stage to play with the musicians. After savoring a delicious lunch, the musicians taught the children how to make music out of scrap that were brought by them. Empty bottles, boxes and other kinds of recycle materials were used to help children express all their musical creativity. At the end, the musicians showed the children how to play capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial art that mixes music and dance.Created in 1999, in the Brazilian capital, Brasília, Patubatê is highly influenced by Stomp, the Blue Man Group and HermetoPascoal, uniting creativity with the valorization of Brazilian rhythms such as Maracatu, Samba, Funk, Afro, Frevo, Baião, among others. The group has already performed in many different countries, such as USA, Spain, Portugal, Poland, China, Kenya, Botswana and Gabon, and is in South Asia for the first time.In Brazil, they also develop a work with garbage pickers, in collaboration with the NGO WWF. According to the band producer, PriscilaAraujo, the workshop in Islamabad was the most intense experience they have had working with children, and hope this workshop could influence to develop their musical talents. Fred Magalhães, one of the musicians, said it was extremely touching to have done this cultural exchange with the children and that they also learned a lot with the kids. Patubatê will perform on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at the Pakistan National Council for the Arts (PNCA). This event is open for the general public and free of charge.