Nigeria’s Femi Anikulapo-Kuti has broken the world record of holding on the longest note on a saxophone, according to his sister Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti.
The world record was previously set in December 1997 by legendary saxophonist Kenny G when he held an E-flat for over 45 minutes. Reports say that Kenny G used a technique called Circular Breathing ‘which keeps a steady stream of air flowing through the saxophone even as the player breathes.”
Femi broke the record playing for 46mins 38secs non-stop. It is unclear yet what technique he used to achieve the great feat.
Femi has been playing saxophone since he was 15 years, and has since then been prominent for it.
This evening 7th May at the New Africa Shrine, Femi Kuti broke the world record for the longest single note on a saxophone note set in 1997 by Kenny G. The record stood at 45mins 37 secs….Femi did 46mins 38secs!! Give it up, we have a world champ. This was witnessed by a large audience that included Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce, the deputy high commissioners of Netherlands and The United Kingdom etc.