Enrico Macias to perform live in Istanbul tonight
French Algerian guitarist-singer Enrico Macias is celebrating his 50th year in music this year and he is performing in Istanbul tonight at the Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are at Biletix booths.
Macias made his career as a school teacher but at the same time he continued practicing the guitar. In 1961, the Algerian War of Independence was raging, and the situation became untenable for the French residents of Constantine. Macias went into exile in mainland France with his wife, Suzy. Arriving in Paris, he developed a new French repertoire that he performed in cafés and cabarets. In 1964, he undertook a tour to Lebanon, Greece, and Turkey, performing his big hits such as “Paris, tu m’as pris dans tes bras.” From that time on, he toured throughout the world, recorded hit songs in Spanish and Italian, and met great success in every continent. In 1997, Kofi Annan named him “Roving Ambassador for Peace and the Defence of Children.”