Please tell us more about your Afro Studio. Are you working only with local artists?
Hernan Sforzini and The Congos
Afro Studio is a temple. We work with artists from many different parts of South America and not only. Right now, for example, we are working on a new Lion Powda
album. This band is a collaboration of musicians from Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago and Philadelphia; they are based in the USA.
Another project that is about to start is the “The Dub Battle”, an album with the dub versions of the “The Final Battle” LP we released recently. But yes, we have done mostly albums with the local artists from Argentina because we like to encourage the local scene to develop.
What are your fondest memories from constructing your catalogue?
Afro Records has become a label in parallel with the Studio and we have many nice memories. One of my fondest memories was when the legendary Jamaican singer Gregory Isaacs
was making his last recording in his career at Afro. That one is unforgettable.
What about Serious Reggae? Is it a different label from Afro Studios?
is for my albums and other artists that are collaborations. For example, “The Final Battle” features Jamaican artists too. So it is more like a sub label of Afro Records.
What about the sequel to El Album Verde, HEMP? Was this your first encounter with Sly & Robbie, Yellowman, Mad Professor and Dennis Bovell?
Yes, it was my first encounter with Sly & Robbie. It is probably the reason they wanted to do more music with me. That album took three years of my life, it was a really crazy thing and it was a lot of heavy work. We were trying (and succeeded) to unite the Reggae Music World (bands from South America, USA, Jamaica, UK, New Zealand, Germany and Italy) to interpret The Beatles in a very special way.