1000+ ukulele players gathered at the Waikiki Shell on Saturday, October 22 in an attempt to break the World Record for largest ukulele ensemble. While they fell about 500 people short of the record, they still set a new record for Hawaii. Jake Shimabukuro wrote the special song for the record attempt and kept the mood positive. A majority of the attendees were just happy to play along with Jake. Organizer Leo Daquioag of the Music for Life Foundation stated that the event was not only to break the record, but also to raise funds for his charity that supports children in Hawaii and to support the Rainbow for Japan Kids project led by JASH and its partners, so it was a success nonetheless.
The organizers are already thinking of the next attempt, which will likely be called, “Go For Da Record Hana Hou!” JASH would like to thank the organizers and sponsors, especially Hawaiian Airlines who brought Miyagi’s Bikki Organization representative Caoli Cano to this event to perform with Jake.