Chicago (December 1, 2006)–Gand Concert Sound recently provided a 24-box Nexo Geo T rig for Chicago’s 8th Annual Puerto Rican Cuatro Festival, held at the legendary Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University. The show, El Cuatro Con La Bomba y Plena, highlighted African influences on Puerto Rician music with the Bomba and Plena–the only distinctively African-rooted music and dance forms of Puerto Rico.
Gand Concert Sound’s 24-box Nexo Geo T PA supplied for Chicago’s Puerto Rican Cuatro Festival.Gand Concert Sound not only provided the Nexo rig but also a Yamaha PM5DRH console, Camco power amps, distro by Motion Labs, and wireless mics from Shure. Meanwhile, the monitor rig featured Nexo PS10 wedges and Gand GTL subs with Crest power. All this was looked after by crew chief Adam Rosenthal.
Since 1998, the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance has been producing the Cuatro Festival, which has grown to be the largest Puerto Rican cultural event in the Midwest region. Chicago experienced its first Cuatro Festival at Roberto Clemente High School with an attending audience of 723 people. Subsequent Cuatro Festivals, held at the Field Museum of Chicago, Copernicus Center and the Chicago Theatre, all sold out. Moving to the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University offered the Festival more seating capacity for a growing, diverse audience, which reached over 7,000 this year.
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