Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Largest ukulele ensemble: Japan Ukulele Ensemble sets world record
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- 2,134 musicians turned out in Yokohama to play "Aloha Mahalo a Hui Ho," a song written by Hawaiian-born former sumo wrestler Konishiki
- setting the new world record for the Largest ukulele ensemble,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Ukulele players perform to set a new world record for the largest ensemble by the Hawaiian guitar in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. A total of 2,134 players strummed on ukuleles, playing Aloha Mahalo A Hui Ho, a song written by Hawaiian-born former sumo wrestler Konishiki. Photo: AFP, Kazuhiro Nogi (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest harmonica ensemble involved 6,131 participants for an event organised by the Tom Lee Music Company Limited in Happy Valley Recreation Ground, Hong Kong.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most concerts performed by a symphony orchestra: 14,000- by the New York Philharmonic (USA) over the last 162 years. The orchestra's archive has the first performance on 7 December 1842 and the 14,000 on 18 December 2004.
The world record attempt was part of Ukulele Picnic Week, which also featured hula dancing.
The world's largest ukulele ensemble entertained world record officials with an interpretation of Aloha Mahalo A Hui Ho, a song written by Hawaiian-born former sumo wrestler Konishiki.
Konishiki, who retired from wrestling in1997 as then heaviest sumo of all-time, joined the ensemble on stage to also become a world record breaker.
Largely associated with Hawaii, the string instrument was introduced to The Aloha State by Portuguese immigrants in early 1880s.
It reached Japan by 1929, where it quickly gained popularity as enthusiasm for western music grew in the years leading up to World War II.
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