Saturday, July 31, 2010

EN2010 - Guiness attempt

A new Guinness world record attempt for the most number of languages sung for a song. The song was "Amazing Grace" by John Newton. The song with a message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of the sins people commit and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, "Amazing Grace"
is one of the most recognizable songs in the English-speaking world. It's also one of the most translated song in the world.

Taking this opportunity, EN2010, an International ministry, set up this momentous event. Here's a full list of the languages:

  • English
  • Yoruba
  • Japanese
  • Zulu
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Samoan
  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Thai
  • Ibo
  • Cherokee
  • Tagalog
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • French
  • Russian
  • Burmese
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian
  • Irish
  • Hawaiian
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Cantonese
  • Bengali
  • Setswana
  • Portuguese
  • Turkish
  • Maori
  • Tongan
  • Malaysian
  • Vietnamese
  • Lao
  • Cebuano
  • Nepali
  • Mongolian
  • Indonesian
  • Hokkien
  • Xhosa
  • Konkani
  • Marathi
  • Gujarati
  • Lotha-Naga
  • Tankhul
  • Manipuri
  • Sign language
Here are some photos during the event:

    It was attempted in the SMX Convention Center in the Philippines last July 23rd. The participants numbered to 19, 173 from 45 different nations across the globe. Although this convention happens only every 3 years, it shows that language and distance does will not deter people who would like to express their belief and faith.

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