Ukrainian song for the fourth consecutive year remains in the Guinness Book of world records Guinness

Украинская песня четвертый год подряд остается в Книге мировых рекордов Гиннесса

Grand Ukrainian telethon song “Song unites us” for the fourth consecutive year remains in the Guinness Book of world records Guinness. This was stated by the rector of the Kiev national University of culture and arts Mykhailo poplavskyi, reports the newspaper “KP in Ukraine”.

The idea of holding in Ukraine of the festival of the Ukrainian song belonged to Mikhail Poplavsky – the General producer and chief Director of the project, and Yegor Benkendorf, General Director of the National television company of Ukraine. The implementation of the telethon was a joint project Knook, TV channel “First national” and TV company “Era”.

Continuous stream of the telethon lasted 4 days, from 29 March to 2 April 2012. Its duration exceeded 110 hours, whereby the Ukrainians took the title of the most melodious of the nation the previous world Champions from Italy, which held the record for three years.

The telethon “Song unites us” took part 385 of musical groups and soloists, in execution of which sounded more than 2,000 songs in the Ukrainian language. Unexpectedly for the organizers, the total number of experts who are involved in technical support of the project and the gathering song material, also made 2012.

During a press conference at the end of the telethon, it was announced that he was seen in 155 countries. Then Yegor Benkendorf, Mikhail Poplavsky and Igor Lotoshinskom was awarded a Certificate about entering of Ukraine into the Guinness Book of world records in the category “The longest musical telemarathon national songs live”.

Director General of the National television company of Ukraine Egor Benkendorf: “When we began this unprecedented commemorative project, unique to our country, we set a few goals: not only to say that our culture, our song is beautiful and we can beat any records. The aim was to consolidate the Ukrainian society, and to promote Ukraine and its national song.”

The rector Knukim Michael Poplavskiy: “Ukrainian song – the genetic code of our nation; in every song – the history of the state, its tradition, the pursuit of self-love to the native land, optimism and faith in the great future of Ukraine. The telethon is the Golden Fund of the national song, consolidates Ukrainians around the world and maintains a positive image of our state. I am very glad that you are involved in a great cause – to prove that the Ukrainian song is the best in its diversity and beauty. I dream that Ukraine has become fashionable to be a Ukrainian!”