Saturday, February 26, 2011

Art of Living concert claims entry into Guinness Book of World Records

With a record 2,500 warkaris and 1,356 traditional drummers from the Dhangar community participating in ‘Abhangnad’, a concert organised by the Art of Living Foundation (AOL) at the Shivaji University ground here, the organisation has claimed that the event is an official entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The event was organised in a bid to attract youths towards 
folk traditions.

AOL founder and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar’s presence as the chief guest of the concert attracted thousands of people to the venue.Ravishankar said abhang, devotional songs composed by sants, is an immortal part of Maharashtra’s culture. Similarly, the Dhangar community has also preserved its traditional art of playing drums.“We had arranged classical music concerts in Pune, Nagpur and other parts of the country as we wish to give our culture a high status in the world,” he said. Read More

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