Sources: Miami New York Times – By Laurie Charles | All Things Michael
If the King of Pop had ever produced a Latin album, it probably would have sounded a lot like the Magic City’s Tony Succar.
As the producer behind Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, the first-ever Spanish homage to MJ, released on Universal Music Classics, Succar is spreading his Jackson-inspired salsa fever across el mundo.
“It’s Michael Jackson through a different perspective, from someone who grew up in a totally different background and culture,” Succar says of the album. “If you like Latin music and Michael Jackson, it’s a treat. It’s the best of both worlds.”
I just wanted to find the right guys and ended up recording a lot. I didn’t think it was gonna work, but God made it happen.”
But when the project was completed, the fight to get the album signed had just begun.
“I was trying to get the labels myself for a while and no one would pay attention to me,” he laughs. “They would like it but say it’s too impossible or that the musicians weren’t well-known enough. All it took was just one person that really connected to it. And there’s God. He was there. That’s how it happened.”
“It represents what Michael Jackson did with his music,” Succar explains. “I think he was the best of the best, not only in pop, but in music in general. People can say what they want, but I have my own opinion and believe he was an awesome human being. His life ended early, but he left a legacy no one can deny.”
As for the album: “It’s about unity and love.”
“To top it all off, this is a unity of a lot of talent and people from different cultures and musical instruments – it represents the whole project. Just the people involved, everybody was super vested into this emotionally, so I sort of had to name it something like that.”
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