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British musician sets world record by performing in Himalayas

06-05-2012 10:49 BJT

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British musician, Oz Bayldon, and his team have broken the world record for the highest gig ever played. They raised 35,000 pounds for a Nepalese orphanage by singing atop Mera Peak, one of Nepal's Himalayan peaks.

Most musicians go through highs and lows in their careers. Oz Bayldon is definitely experiencing a high. The 40-year-old has just clawed back his record for the world's highest gig, and raised 35,000 pounds for charity in the process.

Photo released by Music4Children, Friday, June 1, 2012, an unidentified volunteer from
a music group performs atop Himalayan peak in Nepal. Eight of the 10 volunteers from
various countries reached the peak, while the two with altitude sickness did not,
played their guitar and sang for 40 minutes to claim the record for the highest
musical performance for a charity in Nepal building an orphanage.

The founder of Music4Children endured a grueling two-week trek across the Himalayas to reclaim the record he originally set in 2005.

After losing the title to a group of Germans in Bolivia, Mr Bayldon decided to put on his backpack once again and climb 6,654 meters to the summit of Mera Peak. The guitarist completed his quest on Wednesday with the help of eight intrepid volunteers. Back on lower ground, Bayldon explained the cause that had captured his heart.

British musician, Oz Bayldon, and his team have broken the world record
for the highest gig ever played. They raised 35,000 pounds for a Nepalese
orphanage by singing atop Mera Peak, one of Nepal's Himalayan peaks.

Oz Bayldon, British Musician, said, "Nepal captured my heart, and I realized that, for the rest of my life, anyway, I wanted to help children. And it's obviously now in Nepal, and hopefully if we can keep doing world events like this and keep building our profile we’ll be able to help a lot more children in Nepal."

So far around 35,000 pounds have been raised by Bayldon and Music4Children, the proceeds of which will be donated to a Nepalese orphanage.

British musician, Oz Bayldon, and his team have broken
the world record for the highest gig ever played. They
raised 35,000 pounds for a Nepalese orphanage by
singing atop Mera Peak, one of Nepal's Himalayan peaks.

 

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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