Showbiz

World record of folk dance broken in Mexico

The Guinness Book of Records has a new record. In the Mexican city of Guadalajara, no fewer than 882 people danced to the rhythm of mariachi music yesterday: right for the largest folk dance in the world.

The new record was set at the International Mariachi meeting in Guadalajara, where the previous record was also broken, with 457 participants in 2011.

“Two important aspects were taken into account. First, all participants dance for at least five minutes without interruption and without leaving the test area, and that they follow a choreography. We have added the costumes to that,” said Carlos Tapia, representative of the Guinness Book of Records.

World record of folk dance broken in Mexico
©AFP

The dancers, mainly from folk dance schools, gave rendezvous at the sun-drenched Plaza de la Liberación in the historic center of Guadalajara, the capital of the state of Jalisco.

“The previous record was also ours. That proves that our traditions among young people are being continued,” says Xavier Orendain, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Guadalajara, organizer of the event, to the press.

The men danced mariachi songs in traditional ‘charro’ costumes – used for the charreria, a sport of 16th-century Mexican farming communities – with Mexican embroidery, hats, and boots. The women wore multicolored dresses, and their hairstyles were intertwined with ribbons.

World record of folk dance broken in Mexico
©EPA
World record of folk dance broken in Mexico
©EPA
World record of folk dance broken in Mexico
©AFP
World record of folk dance broken in Mexico
©AFP

Tags

Oziga

Hi! My name is Zeal Oz "De Lady at Scene". I'm a freelance, content writer and former editor at chenkeleb and co. I love music, traveling, group discussion and making friends. Email: Oziga@afrinik.com

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button