Be a part of the world's largest Angklung Ensemble! Guinness record attempt with bamboo handbells on the Mall!
As part of this Saturday’s Indonesia Festival on the National Mall, the Indonesian Embassy is organizing an attempt at the world record for most angklung players performing at once. Angklung is a bamboo instrument, a bit like an Indonesian equivalent of handbells; everybody has a single note and you play it whenever it's time for your note to happen. To watch a video demonstration of the angklung and learn more about the event, check out the Indonesia Festival website.
According to the Indonesian ambassador to the US, Dino Patti Djalal, those interested in joining the event “can simply show up on Saturday, July 9 at Washington Monument Grounds around 4 pm (the world record attempt event begins at 5 pm), but they are strongly recommended to register beforehand at firstname.lastname@example.org.” Participants are asked to wear a red or white shirt. In return for participating, you will get a certificate stating that you have set a world record, and also a Balinese udeng hat (for men) and a scarf (for women). Plus you will get to keep the angklung you play.