At the conclusion of Day Two of the 2018 Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival on Saturday May 5th, we will attempt to set an official Guinness World Record for number of accordionists playing the classic Conjunto polka “Viva Seguin” at the same time.
“We are very excited about this for a few reasons. One, ‘Viva Seguin’ is a standard song that nearly all Conjunto accordionists learn, so just about everyone who plays the instrument knows the song. This will allow for a wide cross section of players to participate. Two, it’s a chance to get Conjunto in the international record books. And lastly, our headliner for this festival is Flaco Jimenez, whose father, Santiago Jimenez Sr., composed the song,” says Baldomero Cuellar, Executive Director of Rancho Alegre Radio.
According to the Guinness World Record website, no such record currently exists.