President Maduro congratulates Gaiteros of Venezuela for achieving the Guinness Record as the largest folk band in the world

The Head of State, Nicolás Maduro, congratulates the 414 Gaiteros(*) of Venezuela who achieved in Maracaibo, Zulia state, the Guinness World Record, as the largest folk group in the world.

With the cuatro, the charrasca, the tambora and the furro, the “Reina Morena” gaita, composed by Ricardo Aguirre, rumbled for five minutes, a song with which participated for the award the gaiteros who, with effort and dedication, achieved this feat for Venezuela.

The musical piece was directed by Humberto Bracho and was performed in honor of the 80th anniversary of the coronation (of Virgin Mary of Chiquinquirá) and the creation of the Gloria a Ti Hymn, written by Graciela Rincón Calcaño.

In the presence of 10 viewers, two witnesses, in addition to the main judge of Guinness World Records, who from Mexico endorsed the interpretation of the gaiteros, issued the final verdict after almost three hours, a decision that must be endorsed by the members of the organization in England. and then in New York.

It should be noted that on November 20, 2021, Venezuela broke the Guinness World Records, with the largest Orchestra System in the world.

Qué Molleja” (**) My congratulations and greetings to the gaiteros who achieved the Guinness Record with the World’s Largest Folk Music Band. It is news that fills with happiness and pride, not only the people of Zulia, but of the entire Venezuela.”

Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) November 9, 2022

(*) The term “Gaitero” refers to anyone who composes or performs on the traditional Venezuelan Gaita musical genre, typical of western state of Zulia.

(**): “Qué Molleja” is a typical colloquial expresion from Zulia state, which could vaguely translate as “Yikes!”