NEXO GEO M12 mid-size line array made a spectacular debut in north Africa, taking its place on the main stage at the colourful Gnaoua and World Music Festival in Essaouira, Morocco.
Often called the ‘African Woodstock’, this eclectic music, arts and culture festival is in its 22nd year, attracting 400,000 visitors to see more than 300 artists perform.
In a joint initiative between NEXO and its new distributor in Morocco, Tekos, the first GEO M12 system in north Africa was deployed on the mainstage. The system was set up, left and right, with arrays of 12x M10 modules, running in active mode, plus 16x MSUB18s, left and right, in cardioid mode. The system was running on a Dante network, with a Yamaha digital CL5 console and RIO units at front-of-house.
Nabil Krat from TEKOS, reported that “sound was impressive with huge dynamics. Visiting sound engineers from La Scène Musicale in Paris appeared to have total confidence with this new system, and were very comfortable with the headroom. This event gave us great visibility for NEXO’s prospects in Morocco.”