Guinness World Record Attempt at L.A. Ukulele Expo

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The current record for largest ukulele ensemble was set in Yokohama in 2012. (Guinness World Record News)

The current record for largest ukulele ensemble was set in Yokohama in 2012. (Guinness World Record News)

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center and its resident ukulele space, U-Space, present the L.A. Ukulele Expo on Saturday, June 28, with an attempt to break the Guinness world record for the largest ukulele ensemble, and an entire day filled with the hottest performers, teachers, films, and vendors from the ukulele community.

ukulele expo graphicWorkshops will be conducted by award-winning, internationally acclaimed artists Daniel Ho, Abe Lagrimas Jr., Sarah Maisel, Steven Espaniola and more.

The number of people L.A. needs to beat the current world record for largest uke ensemble, held by Yokohama, is 2,135. This portion of the day’s events is free. Grab your uke or purchase one at the expo and bring a few friends. The world record attempt begins at 10 a.m., so make sure you come on time.

Six-time Grammy winner Daniel Ho will be leading the ensemble with “Pineapple Mango.”

The L.A. Ukulele Expo is the place to be for all things ukulele in Los Angeles. For more info on workshops, films, and schedule, click here. For a transportation guide, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.

Yokohama became home to the world’s largest ukulele ensemble in July 2012 when a record 2,134 people strummed a song on their ukeleles.

The ensemble played “Aloha Mahalo a Hui Ho,” written by former sumo wrestler Konishiki, who joined the event on stage and was counted as one of the participants.

The record attempt was part of Ukulele Picnic Week, which also featured hula dancing.

Previously, the record for the largest ukulele ensemble consisted of 1,547 participants during an event in Helsingborg, Sweden in 2011.

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