Nationalities unite to help City of Stirling break world record

Brian Sobel from Guiness World Records with Mark Irwin (Mayor, City of Stirling) and drummer Paul Osei Kofi with the world record.  Photo David Baylis
Drummer Paul Osei Kofi with the world record.  Photo: David Baylis
Drummer Paul Osei Kofi leads the drummers to the world record.  Photo: David Baylis
Brian Sobel from Guiness World Records speaks to the crowd before the attempt.  Photo: David Baylis
Photo: David Baylis
Photo: David Baylis
Photo: David Baylis
Brian Sobel from Guiness World Records with Mark Irwin (Mayor, City of Stirling) and drummer Paul Osei Kofi with the world record. Photo David Baylis Drummer Paul Osei Kofi with the world record. Photo: David Baylis Drummer Paul Osei Kofi leads the drummers to the world record. Photo: David Baylis Brian Sobel from Guiness World Records speaks to the crowd before the attempt. Photo: David Baylis Photo: David Baylis Photo: David Baylis Photo: David Baylis

PEOPLE from around the globe have helped City of Stirling become a world record holder.

More than 100 people representing 77 nationalities were part of a drum circle at Mirrabooka’s town square this morning.

The colourful musical collaboration set a Guinness World Record for the most nationalities in a drum circle, smashing the record of 61 previously held by a Canadian non-profit group.

Guinness World Records adjudicator Brian Sobel verified the record and presented Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin with a certificate recognising the feat.

Cr Irwin was part of the drum circle, along with chief executive Stuart Jardine, and was thrilled with the effort.

“It was fantastic to see so many people in our community come together and help us break this record,” he said.

“I was absolutely blown away by the community spirit and the way the participants banded together to achieve this amazing feat.”

The record attempt kicked off the City’s Harmony Week celebrations, which run until March 21.

Mr Jardine said it was a way to celebrate the City being one of the most multicultural local governments in Australia.

“Seeing so many people from so many different backgrounds come together to achieve a common goal really epitomises the spirit of Harmony Week,” he said.