D.A.S. against poverty

Similar events, conferences and rallies were held simultaneously in over 100 countries


Eleven rock bands recently got together in Mexico to help raise awareness on World Poverty Day. The concert took place in Tlalpan Forest, south of Mexico City on October 20th and over 8,000 young people showed up to sing along with their favorite Mexican rock groups. Similar events, conferences and rallies were held simultaneously from October 17th to 20th in over 100 countries including Germany, Armenia, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Colombia, Nicaragua and Bangladesh to demand the eradication of poverty. The concert lasted for more than ten hours and featured groups such as "La Maldita Vecindad", "El Gran Silencio", "Los de Abajo", "Quema Madera", "Folk Safari", "Casa Verde" and "Los 260," who were joined by four new bands from an Internet radio station competition. They all gave a rocking performance for a good cause on an open-air stage powered by D.A.S Audio Aero line array systems.

The Tlalpan Department of Culture produced the concert, using its line-array system, supplied by D.A.S Audio distributor for Mexico, Top Music, for the very first time. A total of 20 powered Aero 38A modules and 10 Aero 182A 2k subwoofer units were installed, controlled by two model DBX 4800 processors and a Yamaha model M7CL48 console. Eight powered model SM-15A stage monitors were added for the stage monitor system while side-fill and drum-fill were handled by three Compact 115A units and a Compact 18 Sub bass unit, managed by a Yamaha M7CL32 console and a 48-channel snake. Jose Luís García Gómez, Project Coordinator for the Tlalpan Department of Culture explains, "The entire sound and lighting system belongs to the Department of Culture and we produce over 50 large-scale concerts like this every year.

That doesn't include the medium-sized events, handled by D.A.S Compact 2 systems. We have 12 Compact 2 and 10 Compact 218 systems so that we can put on simultaneous events across the region." Jose Luis Garcia continues, "No other government agency has a system like this. D.A.S Audio, Yamaha, DBX and Shure have really given us the best system in the country, and now we have a great reputation for producing shows and cultural activities in Mexico City. We organize and produce the Ollinkan International Festival too." Mexico aims to engage young people in social change initiatives. They represent over half of the country's population and more than 50 per cent of them live in deprived social and economic conditions.

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