Cancio's been busy putting "Grammy Nominated Album" stickers on a new shipment of Sampling CDs, and he's hoping the band might get a chance to perform at a private pre-awards party for Mexican star Vicente Fernandez (for which the group would not need a work permit). "Whatever happens, it's an album that's already made history," Cancio stresses. "This will forever be a three-time Grammy Award-nominated album."
He's also been rethinking his business plan in light of the more rigid State Department rules for visas and time constraints for security clearances. Recently Ciocan added a regional Mexican band and a local hip-hop group to the label's roster.
"I'll continue working my Cuban artists, but I'm not going to sign any more," admits Cancio. "I have a responsibility to my company to expand our territories."