Enrico Macias’s concert marks the beginning of the French Music Festival organized by REV Production & Entertainment, which will bring several celebrated French artists to Bucharest. The musician was, until recently, on a French tour, meant to promote his latest album, “Voyage d’une mélodie”, launched on March 7. The album includes songs in several languages, with Eastern resonances, being thought up as a musical journey across cultures.
The Algerian-born French singer will concert alongside his seven instrumentalists, presenting both brand new songs from his latest albums, as well as his world-famous hits, such as “La femme de mon ami”, “Les filles de mon pays”, “Le Mendiant de l’amour” and “Zingarella”.
Enrico Macias, on his real name Gaston Ghrenassia, was born in Constantine, a town in what was then French Algeria, in a Jewish family. He was a student of Raymond Leyris, an Andalo-Arabic music master. In 1961, the young Macias migrated to Paris, in the context of the Algerian War of Independence. His first album, “Adieu mon pays”, launched in 1962, was well-received by the public, and the song “J’ai quitté mon pays” becomes the anthem of exiles the world over. This debut album paves the artist’s way to an international career, with concerts all across the world. A singer of peace and friendship between nations, Enrico Macias was appointed, in 1997, an “Ambassador for Peace” by Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General. Known for his charm, charisma, sensibility and his gift for getting close to people, Macias was met enthusiastically on the world’s greatest stages, in the US, Canada, Japan, Egypt, Israel and Russia, conquering continents with his music.
Tickets can be found at the Palace Hall box-office, Unirea Shopping Centre, “Adevarul” Bookshops in Bucharest and elsewhere, the “Eminescu” Bookshop, the “Victoria” Store – Midola Music, “Muzica” Store, the National Children’s Palace, Unirii 1 Metro Station and, online, on www.biletoo.ro.
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