Cambodia broke the Guinness World Record for the largest Madison dance, on Wednesday, according to a competition judge.
The 2015 participants performed the Madison dance for five minutes at the complex of the Angkor world heritage site in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap City to celebrate Khmer New Year, which began on Tuesday, and ran for three days.
The dance was organised by the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, which is led by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s youngest son Hun Many.
The Madison, originated in the United States in the late 1950s, is particularly popular over Khmer New Year celebrations and wedding receptions. Hun Many said that it was the second Guinness World Records title for Cambodia after a 4.04 ton sticky rice cake, produced for the Khmer New Year celebration, was included in the Guinness Book of Records on Monday as the largest ever sticky rice cake made.
Could this re-interest in the Madison see this being the next big dance craze around the world?
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