The recent performance of 333 Bulgarian bagpipers in Sofia has been officially recognized as a record by the Guinness World Records, according to the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency.
On May 16, a total of 333 Bulgarian bagpipers performed a 9.13 minutes suite in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture, NDK, in downtown Sofia. The suite consisted of parts of 8 traditional Rhodope songs.
The event was organized by the Art of Living International Foundation of Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The majority of the musicians were from the Rhodope Mountains region in southern Bulgaria, where the so-called kaba-gaida is a traditional musical instrument.
The revenues are to go to social projects.