Cesar Sogbe is no stranger to the Latin Grammy Awards: The 1987 Recording Arts grad has won one Grammy and seven Latin Grammy Awards in his 20-plus year career. He’s got a chance to take home another Latin Grammy this week via Natalia LaFourcade’s Mujer Divina: Homenaje A Agustin Lara, which is nominated for Best Engineered Album.
Cesar is credited as the mixer on the album, which is the Mexican pop-rock singer’s tribute to singer Agustin Lara. He worked on the mixes last year in both Buenos Aires and Miami. Previously he’s won Latin Grammy Awards for his work with artists including Sindicato Argentino Del Hip Hop and Rosario Flores, and his Grammy win came in 2006 for Best Latin Pop Album for his work on Julieta Venegas’s Limon Y Sal.
“Winning a Latin Grammy is welcome, it’s a good thing when it happens,” says Cesar. “But it’s not like I’m working on a project thinking about it. If it happens, good, but if it doesn’t, it’s still cool. My most memorable one was probably my first one.”
Cesar calls Miami, Florida home, where he works out of Masterhouse Studios. He recently finished a project in Buenos Aires for Sony Music (and Argentine rock band Bersuit), and he tells us he’s working on lots of other cool projects right now too.
“I’ve been lucky to have a lot of cool projects fall in my lap,” says Cesar. “I think I’m working on even cooler stuff now than I was 15 years ago.”
The Latin Grammy Awards air Thursday, November 21, at 8 p.m. EST on Univision.