Next month, we’re teaming up with drummers of all ages and abilities across the UK and the world to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest Drumming Lesson in support of an estimated 150 million street children worldwide.
Bang the Drum 2016, organised in partnership with world-music specialists Inspire-works, will take place on Monday 3 October at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where 2,000 London school children will play drums alongside up to 15,000 children in schools and drumming groups throughout the UK via a YouTube live stream.
The drummers will perform a unique piece of music that was developed at the inaugural Street Child Games, which took place ahead of the Olympics in the host-city of Rio de Janeiro. Street-connected children from around the world will also be participating in the world record attempt via live stream.
The event will raise funds and awareness in support of Street Child United, and include performances from Inspire-works, Royal College of Music Percussion Department, the Young Drummer of the Year and the Beatbox Collective.
And there’s still time for you to get involved! Whereever you are in the world, you can get your school, club or drumming group to join in the world record via YouTube. Click here to register your interest and find out more information with Inspire-works.
Or if you would like to volunteer and support the children’s world record attempt on the day, then please get in touch with us at Sam@streetchildunited.org.
This is our second world record attempt, in 2014 we broke the world record for the World’s Largest Samba Band at the London Royal Albert Hall. See how below.
“It was a privilege to be invited to the launch of the Street Child World Cup at Downing Street. It gives children a voice through football, sales a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities – I’m proud to add my support.”
“When ever people come across me they laugh. It seems like my mouth is zipped because they talk for us. I wish they could give us a chance to talk for ourselves.”
“No child should have to live on the streets and I fully endorse this campaign giving street children a voice to claim their rights”