Mumbai aims for a world record

Jun 09, 2014, 08:08 IST | The Guide team

On June 11, as part of World Busk Week, a global event, musicians will perform live to help change the lives of less privileged children, and also attempt for a Guinness World Record

From June 9 to 15, cities across the world including Mumbai, London and New York, will see live music performances, on the streets and at public venues, where choirs, orchestras, bands and soloists will be making music. Busk refers to playing music in public places to raise money.

Mukund and Dakshina
An earlier event by the National Streets for the Performing Arts

On June 11, performers across the globe will attempt to set the first ever simultaneous Guinness World Record
for the largest busk at multiple venues.

The performances are part of Musequality’s World Busk Week where musicians across the world perform to aid disadvantaged children. Musequality funds communal music projects for disadvantaged children in developing countries.

Participants this year from India include the National Street for Performing Arts in Mumbai and Child’s Play Foundation.

International violinist David Juritz set up Musequality. In 2007, he left London with a backpack and an empty wallet to busk around the world playing solo Bach, raising money and awareness to set up the charity. Musequality’s music education programmes are held in Africa, India and Thailand and have helped orphaned children.

This year, over 850 musicians have signed up for the event. Groups of 25 or more are eligible to take part in this.

On: June 11, 6.30 pm to 10.45 pm at Carter Road, Bandra (W).
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