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The 10th time in the center of the city one thousand guitarists will play together, “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix and will try to beat the Guinness World Record. Last year the musicians did not succeed. How will it this time?
– It seems to me that in 2012 we have a good chance of beating our record – said Leszek Cichoński, organizer of the Guinness World Record Guitar. – This is the tenth edition, we invite a lot of great guitarists. Above all, it’s a tradition that you have to be with your a guitar in Wroclaw 1 May.
The beatings of the record will be supported by a whole group of famous musicians, not just guitar virtuosos. On 1 May at noon there will appear Europe band, Marcus Miller, Leon Hendrix – Jimi Hendrix’s brother, Stan Skibby and the Whitesnake guitarist – Bernie Mardsen. The Guinness World Record Guitar beatings will also have Polish accent. On stage there will appear Muniek Staszczyk, Tomek “Lipa” Lipnicki, Leszek Mozdzer and Michal Urbaniak. Traditionally, the record-breaking will be “motivated” by Leszek Cichoński. He celebrates his 30th anniversary on stage as a guitarist.
You too can help to break the record. Just come with your guitar or other plucked instrument on the market square 1 May, and know how to play five simple chords of the song “Hey Joe”. Instructions are here.
In addition, the guitarists will play together the songs: “Like A Rolling Stone”, “Voodoo Child”, “Smoke on the Water”, “Little Wing,”, “Wild Thing,” “Red House Blues”, “Thanks Jimi” and “When I was a little boy.”
On the same day at 5 p.m. there will be a concert on Slodowa Island . T.Love will play first, then Europe will enter the stage famous for the hit “The Final Countdown.” Tickets cost 85 zł and 100 zł. Guitar players taking part in beating the Guinness world record can buy them for 30 zł.
On 2 May in the Thanks Jimi Festival on Slodowa Island there will play a guitar virtuoso Marcus Miller. Tickets cost 70 zł, , and the pass on the day of the concert 80 zł. Discounts for the concert are offered to the participants of the Guinness Record Guitar, who will pay 30 zł for the pass.
At noon on the 30th of April 2011 at Wrocław’s Market Square guitarists will try to break the Guitar Guinness Record. Young and old people, women, men – all of them are welcome to play with Leszek Cichoński the “Hey Joe” track of Jimi Hendrix.
After the play, the event will move to Słodowa Island, where one can see the performances of: Ten Years After, Neil Zaza and Al di Meola.
Ten Years After was set up in 1967. It’s a blues and rock band and its main period was in the flower child period – the 70s of the last century. The band played on very famous festivals: Windsor Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival and Woodstock.
Neil Zaza is the American guitarist who has been playing since 1987, first with ZAZA band, then alone. He gained popularity due to the arrangements of classical music of Bach and Mozart.
Al di Meola is a well known musician. This American jazz guitarist has been playing for 20 years and is still on the top of the greatest musicians in the world. His music combines delicacy and pugnacious temperament. Ali di Meola has recorded 21 albums and cooperated with Carlos Santana, Phil Collins and Herbie Hancock.
The Thanks Jimi Festival will be held for the eight time. The festival has attracted thousands of guitarists for the last few years. This year its participants will play all the pieces that were played during the last seven festivals: “Hey Joe”, “Little Wing”, “Smoke on the water” and others.
In breaking a guitar record only “Hey Joe” will be taken into account.
The festival will start at noon. The registration of guitarists will begin at 9 a.m.
Do you play the guitar? Come to Wroclaw’s Market Square on the 1st of May 2010 and take part in breaking the Guinness’s guitar record.