Enrico is a widower. His decision to try to play concerts in Algeria resulted in huge controversy. In spring , he 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 Israel , Greece and Turkey , especially in the latter where he still has a huge following. He also toured Japan and recorded titles in Spanish and Italian and was popular in both countries.
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Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Gaston Ghrenassia born 11 Decemberknown by his stage name Enrico Macias French pronunciation: Inthe Algerian War of Independence was raging, and the situation became untenable for the Jewish and European residents of Constantine.
He pursued a career as a school teacher, but continued practicing the guitar.
In Aprilhe tried acting in a play adapted from English, called Quelle Nuit. Tal page Archived 1 June at the Wayback Machine.
His album Suzy is dedicated to her. Retrieved 22 November Biography portal Music portal France portal.
Cover versions of Adieu mon pays by Enrico Macias | SecondHandSongs
He attempted again unsuccessfully to visit Algeria in November accompanying French president Nicolas Sarkozybut was faced with fierce resistance from several Algerian organizations and individuals, including Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Belkhademdue to his support of Israel.
In Turkey, many of his songs were translated and interpreted by Turkish artists. 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.
His wife Suzy Leyris died on 23 December He has a daughter Jocya Macias and his son, Jean-Claude Ghrenassia, is a well-known music producer as well. At first he tried translating into French the malouf numbers which he already knew.
He has not been permitted to return to Algeria ever since.
After Sadat's assassination, he wrote a song dedicated to the late president entitled " Un berger vient de tomber ". Enrico Macias Official Min. He was born to a Sephardic Algerian Jewish family in Constantine, Algeria, and played the guitar from childhood. Enrico Macias in Venez tous mes amis!
Enrico Macias Adieu Mon Pays by Samar Zaki | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Inhe had a big hit with " Zingarella ", particularly in Israel and Turkey upon his tour in both countries in addition to South Korea. He appeared on French television and became an overnight sensation. First living in Argenteuilhe eventually moved to Pariswhere he decided to pursue a career in music.
Inhe ;ays ten shows at the Uris Theater on Broadway, and also at the Olympia for the sixth time since his debut. On 14 Februaryhe announced his support of Nicolas Sarkozy for the French presidential elections.
Retrieved from " https: This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. His daughter, Jocya, was also born that year.
His decision to try to play concerts in Algeria resulted in huge controversy. He was also popular with the French interpretation of "'Oh guitare, guitare" and the Spanish versions of "El Porompompero" and "Solenzara".