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Music on Bicycle Wheels, the Cyclophonica

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – They can sound a bit crazy (or eccentric) at times and their appearance is certainly unusual, with instruments glued on helmets, but it is a serious orchestra: Brazil's first orchestra on bicycles, the Cyclophonica Biking Orchestra. Members of this extraordinary orchestra use tubas made from drain pipes and mini-pianos strapped to handlebars while touring the city's cycle paths.

Cyclophonica's leader, Leonardo Fuks, says he wants to make classical music less elitist. “We want to take music to all possible places and unite musicians, cyclists and our . . .

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