About Enrico Macias
Enrico Macias (born Gaston Ghrenassia December 11, 1938) is an Algerian-born French Jewish singer. He was born in Constantine, Algeria and played the guitar since childhood. His father was a violinist in an orchestra that played primarily maalouf, Andalo-Arabic music. Gaston started playing with the orchestra at 15, and soon replaced the bandleader, Cheick Raymond. He pursued a career as a school teacher, but continued practicing the guitar. In 1961, Cheick Raymond was killed, and the situation became untenable for the Jewish residents of Constantine. Read more about Enrico Macias on Last.fm.