Japan ukulele ensemble crowned world's largest

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More than 2,000 musicians strummed ukuleles in a Japanese port city on Saturday to set a new world record for the largest ever ensemble of the Hawaiian guitar.

Their effort was recognised by Guinness World Records officials who listened to them play 'Aloha Mahalo A Hui Ho', a song written by Hawaiian-born former sumo wrestler Konishiki, in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo.

The ensemble consisted of 2,134 people, eclipsing the previous largest ensemble in Sweden in August last year, which was made up of 1,547 players.

The Japanese performance was part of Ukulele Picnic Week which also featured hula dancing.

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