Thousands of Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Guinness World Record [Video]

Hundreds of Bolivians flocked to the streets of Guaqui on Friday attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest group performing famous folk dance ‘La Morenada.’

More than 2,700 Bolivian folk dancers took the streets of a Bolivian town Guaqui on Friday to perform a well-known local Andean dance called “La Morenada” trying to set a new world record.

The dance represents a satire, which is by the suffering of slaves who were brought to Bolivia to mine Andean silver. However, many experts debate on the origins of the dance. Nevertheless, the dance still exists today as part of the countries history.

Organizers of the performance didn’t expect that folk colorful costumes and tradition music will attract so much attention:  “To us we have currently broken a Guinness record today. We known as on 2,000 dancers, but already more than 2,700 joined in in the initially hour.”

Interesting, but in the last ten years,  it is not the first time local community tries to catch people’s interest to customs and traditions with a series of world record attempts. Previously, locals tried to break the record by playing the pan flute, or Zamponistas.

“We’re incredibly pleased for the reason that these fraternities these days on July 25 came with each other in the town of Guaqui to dance the dance of the Morenada. It’s one hundred per cent bol the ideal in the world. There is no other folk dance that’s so lovely.”

Another dancing world record attempt took place in Cincinnati.  Hundreds of people set a record Thursday night on Fountain Square, when they all danced salsa. The previous record was 1,600, according to Procter and Gamble spokeswoman Barbara Hauser, reports Cincinnati.com.

Organizers of the attempt, which was a special edition of the summer “Salsa on the Square” series, are sending the confirmation, with certification by an independent counting group and evidence and information about the event, to be recognized by the Guinness World Record organization.

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