City of Stirling seeking different nationalities to be part of Guinness World Record attempt

Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin drumming with Akwaaba members Paul Osei Kofi and Kawaka Nzige, and Bella Ndayikeze.
Photo: Michael Gill
Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin drumming with Akwaaba members Paul Osei Kofi and Kawaka Nzige, and Bella Ndayikeze. Photo: Michael Gill

PEOPLE of all nationalities are encouraged to unite through music to break a world record.

The City of Stirling is seeking people to be part of its Guinness World Record attempt to have the most nationalities in a drum circle.

Stirling mayor Mark Irwin believed the City could break the record of 61 nationalities, set by a Canadian not-for-profit organisation last July.

“We’re lucky in Stirling because we are one of the most multicultural local governments in Australia, so I am positive we have a really good chance of breaking this record,” he said.

“But in order to do that, we need as many people of different nationalities possible to register.”

The record attempt is part of the City’s Harmony Day celebrations and acting community development director Chris Brereton said it was a great way chance to be part of history and celebrate the City’s cultural diversity.

“I have been told that a world record is defined as the best global performance ever recorded and officially verified in a specific skill or sport, so I really hope everyone can get behind this and help us make history,” he said.

Participants need to verify their nationality with a copy of their current valid passport and be available to attend the record attempt on March 15 between 9am and 11am at The Square Mirrabooka.

Register by February 1 at www.stirling.wa.gov.au/gwr.