SAN RAMON, California
— No one could ever accuse percussionist/singer/songwriter Carlos Elizalde
of standing still. To call him an energetic performer would be an
understatement – when performing with Ruckatán, the Latin, reggae and world
music band he founded, Elizalde combines singing and high-energy percussion
playing with nonstop dancing and energy. He needs gear that can keep up with
him – which is why he relies on HARMAN’s AKG WMS4500 wireless microphone system
with a D7 reference dynamic vocal microphone, plus the AKG IVM4500 in-ear
monitor set and a D7 microphone for percussion.
“I need a wireless mic that can follow my every move. I constantly
dance, jump all over the stage and perform hand percussion – all at the same
time. I’ve found the AKG WMS4500 and D7 to be totally reliable and I do more
than 80 shows a year.”
Elizalde and Ruckatán are at North Hollywood’s Mayflower Club on
Saturday, August 23, and are also headlining the Stone Soup Music Festival in
Grover, California, where the sounds of Latin, African, Australian, Scottish,
jazz, country and other musical styles will be enjoyed by everyone—and where to
Elizalde’s delight, dancing in the streets was encouraged!
Elizalde first heard the WMS4500 and D7 in the recording studio, where
he was impressed by their warm, yet detailed, sound. “The
so reliable and easy to operate, since I can just plug it in and start the
show,” he said.
For more information on Ruckatán, please visit www.ruckatan.com
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