Monday, July 8, 2013
Most mariachis performing: Pasadena breaks Guinness world record
PASADENA, CA, USA -- The city of Pasadena broke the Guinness World Records' record for the number of mariachis playing in a single location, hosting a performance by 566 musicians at the Rose Bowl; the five-minute serenade, staged during halftime of the Mexico vs. Panama match of the 2013 Gold Cup, sets the new world record for the Most mariachis performing,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Sebastian De La Cruz, 11, far left, joins Los Camperos in setting a record for the number of mariachi musicians to perform at one time, 566, set Sunday at the Rose Bowl. Photo: Alex Gallardo (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for the largest mariachi group performing simultaneously in one venue was 555 and was achieved at an event organized by La Frontera Tucson International Mariachi Conference in Tucson, Arizona, USA, on 22 April 2010.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people performing a raindance; it is 395 and was achieved by PEI (Ireland) at Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
The five-minute serenade, staged during halftime of the Mexico vs. Panama match of the 2013 Gold Cup, beat the previous Guinness World Records' record set three years ago, when 555 mariachis appeared at a conference in Tucson.
The performance was staged to honor the Gold Cup teams and celebrate the renovation of the Rose Bowl. The hundreds of violinists, trumpeters and other musicians performed the Ranchera classic "Cielito Lindo,"said Pasadena city spokesman William Boyer for Los Angeles Times.
Organizers had been hoping to gather as many as 600 mariachis for the event. On hand for the performance were Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Councilman Victor Gordo and boxer Oscar de la Hoya.
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