Hawaii falls short in setting new ukulele record | News
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- A few months after falling just short of the world record for the largest ukulele ensemble, Hawaii musicians gathered for a second shot at the title Saturday.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, 1,547 people were need to break the record, but unfortunately, Hawaii fell 250 short of the mark.
The second attempt was held at the Blaisdell Center arena. The ukulele players performed a piece composed and led by Jake Shimabukuro. Organizers are now talking about making a third attempt to break the record.
"Although we weren't successful this time, Jake and I are going to go back into a huddle and we are going to talk about doing this a third time," said organizer Leo Dacquioag of the Music for Life Foundation.
The current record was set by a gathering in Sweden last August.
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