PRESS RELEASE: ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF THE TEDX FIU VIDEO FEATURING TONY SUCCAR AND UNITY.
MIAMI, FL (7 January, 2013) – Today marks the debut of the TEDx live video performance showcasing Tony Succar and the Unity Project. On December 14, 2012, Tony Succar, Producer and Founder of the “Unity” was presented on TEDx FIU with the demonstration of their latest innovation to the musical world. The premise behind this Project is the unification of sound, music, culture, live performance, and diverse styles working together through a twist on original Michael Jackson music.
“I am happy to announce the video release of TEDx FIU featuring the Unity Project. It was a great honor sharing the stage with 16 fantastic musicians who have taken part in the Unity Project along with singer/producer Jan Rodriguez and singer/actor Kevin Ceballo. Being able to perform interpretations of such iconic greats as “Billie Jean” and “Black or White” was exhilarating and inspiring. Both versions are recreated into a Tropical Pop Fusion and are a conglomeration of afro-influenced instruments and musicians across many different cultures,” stated Tony Succar.
Beyond the talent present on these videos, what makes TED unique is that it is a non-profit organization dedicated to spread ideas. Their videos have showcased worldwide visionaries such as Bill Gates, Al Gore, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonojo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former Prime Minister Gordon. This year, Tony Succar and “Unity” had the immense privilege to join TEDx FIU with their talent and diverse music fusion like no other
During the performance, producer Tony Succar took the opportunity to address the audience and emphasize the importance of the union of different instruments, cultures and musical influences that were used in this ambitious project, which brought together over ninety (90) musicians and 9 international artists. “We are all here for a reason, to unite” accentuated Succar.