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Loud and clear: Indonesia breaks world record for largest ‘angklung’ performance

Players of Indonesia’s traditional bamboo musical instruments ‘angklung’ sing the national anthem before achieving the new Guinness World Record for the largest angklung ensemble. PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (AFP) – More than 15,000 people play traditional Sundanese musical instrument ‘angklung’ together at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta, in a successful attempt to break Guinness World Records of the largest ‘angklung’ ensemble in the world.

‘Angklung’ players at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. PHOTO: AFP