For the third consecutive year, London-based production company Subfrantic Production Services Limited was there, working alongside local suppliers and technicians to help deliver a world class event.
This year Subfrantic supplied technical staff to handle FOH and stage audio, patch, stage video, broadcast mix, multitrack recording, lighting design and operation, stage management and production management for a list of artists including Donnie McClurkin, Don Moen, Micah Stampley, Sonnie Badu, Kim Burrell, Nathaniel Bassey and Frank Edwards.
As with the previous two years, the core of the sound system was a network of Yamaha CL consoles running on a Dante network with two Rio 3224 stageboxes, which this year extended to the broadcast mix and multitrack too.
Subfrantic MD and The Experience production manager Steve Davies took on FOH duties for the international acts on a CL5 working alongside his African counterpart Charles Duke who mixed the local artists.
Sean Murphy and Ebenezer Odunlami shared duties in the same way on stage with a CL3, and Gareth Cox spent the entire concert in an air conditioned shipping container doing the mix for a live pan-African TV broadcast and the webcast on a second CL3.
Sean was also responsible for designing and implementing the Dante network, which had to include full redundancy in addition to multiple multitrack records, a 4 way comms system, and Waves integration.
A video of the event can be seen on Subfrantic's YouTube page.