Musician plays box drum for over 25 hours for new Guinness record

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Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian musician set a new Guinness World Record when he played the cajon, also known as a box drum, for 25 hours, 42 minutes and 34 seconds.

Jared Dormer of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, said he started considering a drumming-related world record in spring 2020 and he settled on the box drum after discovering the record had never been attempted before.


Dormer said Guinness set a goal of 24 hours for originating the record, and he set a personal goal of 25 hours to push his endurance. He said he had to have two witnesses without personal connections to him at all times during the event, which was live streamed on Facebook.

The musician said his music selections for the record attempt featured a wide range of genres.

"I really wanted to prove to Guinness that I'm not just picking a certain style or a certain speed of music," Dormer told "I picked some slow, some fast songs. I did some top 40 stuff, some traditional Celtic music, some gospel music. I really tried to mix and match."

Dormer surpassed his goal by playing for a total 25 hours, 42 minutes and 34 seconds.


"It was awesome. It was really nice to play music in front of people again, because we're coming up on a year with COVID keeping our band from doing anything," Dormer said.

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