Chauvet Professional Lights Los Cangris Concerts

Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam closed 2016 on a high note, bringing down the house for four sold-out Cangris concerts at the famed Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot. Reflecting the passion of the reconciliation of the two gifted friends who joined forces in the ’90s were two sweeping and transformative lightshows by Daddy Yankee’s LD David Ayala, and Juan David Guerrero, the designer for Nicky Jam.

Drawing on the far-ranging performance features of over 120 Chauvet Professional fixtures supplied by Musique Xpress Lights, the two designers created a myriad of looks for the four performances.

This versatility was well suited for the Cangris concerts, which never followed the same path on any two nights. Beginning with a video depicting the singers’ reconciliation, the show went on to take the audience on a musical journey that evoked memories of Reggaeton’s early underground days. Through it all, the lighting reflected the mood of the music with changing colours, pan and tilt movements, gobo patterns and beam angles.

Included in the multi-faceted lighting rig were 24 Rogue RH1 Hybrid fixtures arranged on the stage deck and flown on multiple truss bars that were positioned at four different height levels. The intense 330w moving fixture was used as an aerial beam as well as for stage and audience washing. By changing the fixture’s beam angle significantly, the designers were able to create wide variations in coverage area at different points in the performance.

Another key player in the rig was the COLORado Batten 72 Tour. Ayala and Guerrero used 36 of these RGBWA linear effects, coordinating them with large video panels at center stage and at stage left and right positions. Rows of the COLORado Batten 72 Tours were positioned over and under the video panels.

At the top of the rig were two rows of four Nexus 4×4 LED panels. An additional 21 Nexus 4X4s were used atop an arched upstage structure that ran across the center of the stage. In addition to defining the upper areas of the rig, the Nexus units were used for audience blinding and colour washing.

Also adding colour to the stage were 20 COLORado 4 IP and 16 COLORado 1 IP fixtures that were flown on a series of four vertical truss structures positioned on either side of the centre stage video wall. The designers often used the COLORado fixtures to create a deep wall of fiery colours behind the artists on stage. In so doing, they created a backdrop for the celebration of the emotional power of friendship and heartfelt music.