NEVER GIVE UP! “MAS DE MI” (MORE OF ME) DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLES TONY SUCCAR’S INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY FROM UNKNOWN INDIE ARTIST TO WINNER OF LATIN GRAMMY PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AND BEST SALSA ALBUM
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MIAMI, FL (May 3, 2021).
“MAS DE MI”, (More of me), a new music documentary, chronicles Tony Succar inspirational journey from his humble beginnings as an unknown indie artist, recording in his parents’ garage, to Latin Grammy winner. Filmed over a period of two years, the documentary features amazing performances and interviews by some of Latin music’s greatest artists and composers coming together to record “Mas de Mi,” the album which would go on to receive four 2019 Latin Grammy nominations and win Producer of the Year and Best Salsa Album. Tony is the youngest recipient ever to receive the honor. Additionally, Tony’s new album “Live in Peru” drops May 21. Watch Trailer.
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“The purpose of “Mas de Mi” is to inspire people to follow their dreams regardless of the obstacles and never give up,” says Tony. “I never imagined how successful it would become and I never dwelled on past failures or future successes, I only focused on the present and creating what I love most – music.” Watch Teaser.
“Mas de Mi” is directed and produced by Tony Succar and features recording artists: Jean Rodriguez, Isaac Delgado, Haila Mompie, Cimafunk, Alexander Abreu, Obie Bermudez, Gian Marco, Angel Lopez, Debi Nova, Ronald Borjas, Richard Bona, and over 80 musicians who worked on the “Mas de Mi” album, recording in Miami, Lima, Peru and Havana, Cuba. The album includes Latin renditions of Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T.” and “She’s Out of My Life.”
Tony was born in Lima, Peru and grew up in Miami which exposed him to the rich cultural scenes of Peru and America. His diverse heritage inspired his passion for fusing different musical styles evident in the unique Salsa-Pop vibe of his “Mas de Mi” album. Tony’s strongest influence is his Japanese grandfather who instilled in him the values of excellence, passion for his craft and the persistence to never give up.
In 2010, after graduating with a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University, Tony began an ambitious project titled “Unity, The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson.” Despite no industry track record as an artist or producer, he managed to obtain licenses directly from the Michael Jackson estate and produce a groundbreaking album that reached Billboard’s #1 Tropical Music Charts. Tony’s debut project also included a primetime live concert TV special broadcast nationally on PBS and distributed by Universal Music. It was an expression of energy that embraced a crossover audience like never before.
The Unity Album launched in 2014 and featured more than 100 musicians, including a stellar lineup of guest artists such as Sheila E., Jon Secada, Tito Nieves, and La India. The project enjoyed commercial success but was disqualified from the Latin Grammys due to insufficient Spanish language lyrics. Disappointed but undaunted, Tony refused to give up. Instead of seeing the rejection as a setback, he saw it as an incentive to focus on new and even more cutting-edge projects.
“Mas de Mi” Comes Together
Years later, while on tour, Tony met Jorge Luis Piloto, a seasoned songwriter with an endless stream of hits. Piloto knew Tony had a gift for arranging and producing and he encouraged Tony to focus on writing original songs combining the same salsa-pop fusion sound that was the success of “Unity.” Their collaboration resulted in the first single of the “Mas de Mi” album titled “Me Enamoro Mas de Ti” (I am more in love with you), which earned Tony his first Latin Grammy nomination.