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Meghalaya drum fest results in Guinness feat

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December 2006
Meghalaya drum fest results in Guinness feat

When close to 8000 people drum simultaneously, what does the synchronized sound mean? It implies, above all, that they've created a new Guinness World Record for the largest drum ensemble ever. And that's exactly what happened when 7951 participants comprising schoolchildren, tribal groups and policemen recently assembled at a stadium in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya state in India. A gathering of 7727 drummers in Hong Kong last year had held the previous record. The performers had to play in tune for more than 5 minutes to set the new record, but they ended up playing the piece "Positive Vibrations" for more than 20 minutes. Composed for the occasion by Rudy Wallang, a local musician, he also conducted what must have been, literally, an earth-shaking performance. More than anything, the event was meant to showcase the region's unique charms and promote Meghalaya as a tourist destination.


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