Afrobeat maestro, Femi Kuti startled many on Sunday ,May 7, when he played the saxophone for 46 minutes and 38 seconds. His massive feat saw him break Kenny G’s earlier record of 45 minutes and 37 seconds for longest single note on the saxophone.
Speaking in a chat with TheNetNg, the saxophone genius said he wished he had tried it out when he was in his thirties.
According to him:” It’s called breath circulation. You have to keep on circling your breath.It means you have to store your breath and use it, and count the minutes slowly continuously till you are done. It took me three Sundays; I tried it consecutively for three weeks. Holding your breath is very boring. It’s not an easy thing to do, all your organs and muscles will want to give up. At a point you get lost in the performance and you don’t even know where you are again. I’m going to try to go for 50 minutes, I’ll try next Sunday again, and if I don’t succeed, I’ll try again.It took me three Sundays to get here, and since the fire is burning, I’ll keep trying, but I regret that I did not try this in my thirties.”