Get involved and Bang the Drum for street children!
Posted on the 8th September 2016
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.
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