Masses of ukulele strummers will swarm downtown Los Angeles' Little Tokyo on Saturday, creating a roar of mellow melody and maybe a world record.
Grammy-winning artists Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho are scheduled to lead the participants in playing "Pua I Ka Ua" (Flowers in the Rain).
It will be the second attempt by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center and U-Space, a music school and shop, to set the Guinness World Record for largest ukulele ensemble.
The first Los Angeles attempt, last year, fell well-shy of breaking the 2013 record of 2,135 ukulele players held by Yokohama, Japan. The 2014 record-holder, with 2,370 musicians, is Hampshire, England.
"We're hoping to bring [the record] to L.A. and put us on the ukulele map," Ho said.
So far, 800 participants have registered for the event, and organizers hope that nearly 2,000 will sign up on Saturday.