The record was broken at the ZiMarimba Fest on May 25 at Prince Edward School in Harare.
Children from over 100 schools were invited for the festival, geared towards setting the new record. The festival was organised by 17-year old Mpiwa Gwindi, who is a multi-talented performer and Zimbabwe Championships of Performing Arts (ZiCOPA) finalist.
The record was previously held by Australia in 2016 when 160 students from Oaxley State in Brisbane played the marimba.
Two hundred and twenty-two students played the popular marimba song, manhanga kutapira, on the marimba for five minutes, earning Zimbabwe the record.
Yes! Zimbabwe is the new Guinness World record holder for the biggest Marimba ensemble. 222 Marimba players played the song Manhanga kutapira in 5mins. The previous world record was set by 160 students from Oaxley State in Brisbane Australia in 2016. @GWR #AfricaDay2018 pic.twitter.com/5uqTpWB9B0Loading...
— Privilege Musvanhiri (@Musvanhiri) May 25, 2018