Welcome to the new website of GO FOR DA RECORD . . . HANA HOU!. We hope the re-launch
of our website will provide you with the information you need to assist us in making
GO FOR DA RECORD . . . HANA HOU! a huge success, not just in breaking the Guinness
World Record for the largest ukulele ensemble, but, more importantly, to raise money
in support of programs, projects and initiatives of Music for Life Foundation.
With pride, passion and enthusiasm we invite all ukulele players in Hawaii and from
cities and countries around the world to participate in an ukulele ensemble to be
led by Jake Shimabukuro at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Blaisdell Arena
in Honolulu, Hawaii as we again assemble the greatest possible number of ukulele
players in a 2nd attempt to break a recent Guinness World Record of 1500+ players
(set in Sweden on August 20, 2011).
GO FOR DA RECORD...HANA HOU! will be an event from 4 pm to 9 pm with pre-world record
attempt activities of workshops, silent and live auctions, ukulele artists and ukulele
manufacturers' vendor tables. The event will conclude with inspiring performances
from ukulele virtuosos, artists, composers, and idols (see FAQ's for a continually
updated list of performers).
At our GO FOR DA RECORD…HANA HOU! event we will be raising funds for the Music for
Life Foundation - a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization committed to bringing
attention to and assisting in the needs and lack of funding for music and arts programs
in Hawaii schools. Additionally, with this event, we hope to provide opportunities
for individuals and corporations to show their love, care and support for their community
and for Hawaii.
Should we succeed in our world record-breaking attempt, The People of Hawaii will
be the Guinness recognized *owners* of this new world record. More importantly, proceeds
from this record-breaking event will provide for the tools, equipment, programs and
the career guidance in making life less difficult for others.
Go For Da Record . . . Hana Hou! PSA
An intimate glimpse of Jake playing his 1-2-3 GoForDaRecord song during the soundcheck before his Napa, California performance in the Napa Valley Opera House on Feb. 10, 2012"
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Jake and Leo playing 1-2-3
Instructional video of 1-2-3 GO FOR DA RECORD song for previous world record attempt at Honolulu's Waikiki Shell amphitheater. (This same song, originally composed by Jake, will be used for our HANA HOU attempt at the Blaisdell Arena.)
(doors open at 3:30pm)
GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS
Largest Ukulele Ensemble
Click here to view a message from Leo Daquioag, Music for Life Foundation CEO/Founder about Go For Da Record . . . Hana Hou!