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Gaston Ghrenassia born 11 Mwciasknown by his stage name Enrico Macias French pronunciation: Dissatisfied with the end result of the experiment, he began writing original songs based on his own experiences as an Algerian refugee. BORN Dec 11, In Aprilhe tried acting in a play adapted from English, called Quelle Nuit.
Archived from the original on 24 December Live Albums U All. Enrico Macias drew on the traditions of his native North Africa to become one of the most popular and influential French recording artists of his generation — a pioneering force in the development of what would eventually fall under the umbrella of world music, he remains a vital link to an Algerian culture decimated by colonial aggression and abuse.
Enrico Macias Official Website. Of immense effect on Gaston Ghrenassia was the assassination in of his father-in-law and musician Cheikh Raymond Leyris by the National Liberation Front FLNwhich appears to have been due to his opposition to the independence of Algeria from France.
Enrico Macias in Inhe gave ten shows at the Uris Theater on Broadway, and also at the Olympia for the sixth time since his debut.
Music was again his focus in the years to come, however, and in he scored a novelty hit with “Et Johnny Chante l’Amour,” a reggae-inspired tribute to French rock legend Johnny Hallyday.
Gaston started playing with the Cheikh Raymond Leyris Orchestra at age Artist Playlists See All. This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat About Enrico Macias Enrico Macias drew on mavias traditions of his native North Africa to become one of the most popular and influential French recording artists of his generation — a pioneering force in the development of what would eventually fall under the umbrella of world music, he remains a vital link to an Algerian culture decimated by colonial aggression and abuse.
At first he tried translating into French the malouf numbers which he already knew. Retrieved 11 February A new album, La Vie Populaire, coincided with the project’s spring broadcast premiere. Tal page Archived 1 June at the Wayback Machine. After Sadat’s assassination, he wrote a song dedicated to the late ce entitled ” Un berger vient de tomber “.
He pursued a career as a school teacher, but continued practicing the guitar. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved from ” https: Enrico is a widower. Macias’ songs were both personal and universal — while on the one hand he upheld Arab-Andalucian musical traditions and penned lyrics exploring his Jewish faith, on the other hand his adroit fusion of indigenous musics past and present adhered to no genre restrictions, and he preached messages of peace and tolerance applicable regardless of the listener’s religion or ethnicity.
In springhe opened for Les Compagnons de la chanson at the Paris Olympia and then undertook a successful tour of the Middle East, performing with great success in IsraelGreece and Turkeyespecially in the latter where he still has a huge following.
Articles with French-language external links Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: His father, Sylvain Ghrenassia — was a violinist in an orchestra that played primarily maloufAndalo-Arabic music. Top Songs See All. Retrieved 22 November Enrico Macias View on Apple Music.