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Drumming up a new record

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A large group of people in Peru tried to drum up a new record this weekend.

Scores of musicians, young and old, descended on downtown Lima on Saturday in an attempt to break a local record for the largest cajon ensemble, as part of festivities in honor of the Afro-Peruvian instrument.

The large crowd slapped their hands on the box-shaped instrument as they went for the record. They got it too.

Organizers reported a turnout of 1,525 people for the event, smashing last year's local record of 1,476 musicians.