Tahiti seeks to regain ukulele combo world record

4:58 pm on 23 February 2018

Tahiti wants to regain the title of assembling the largest band of ukulele players in the world this weekend.

Three years ago, 4750 participants jointly played at ukulele festival in Papeete to make it into Guinness Book of Records.

Being dethroned by 8000 players in Hong Kong, French Polynesia now wants to bring together 10,000 ukulele players.

The song Te ra mai te tiare has been chosen for the challenge, with Tahiti Nui TV broadcasting a tutorial to help with practice.

The event is being backed by a range of institutions and has been promoted by Tahiti Nui TV, which helped organise practice sessions.