Gaston Ghrenassia (born 11 December 1938 in Constantine, then in French Algeria), known by his stage name Enrico Macias French pronunciation: [ɛn.ʁi.ko.ma'sjas], is a French Pied-noir singer, songwriter and musician. He is popular throughout the world and has travelled extensively for fifty years, from the early 1960s to the present.
He was born to an Algerian Jewish family in Constantine, Algeria, and played the guitar from childhood. His father, Sylvain Ghrenassia (1914–2004), was a violinist in an orchestra that played primarily maalouf, Andalo-Arabic music. Gaston started playing with the Cheikh Raymond Leyris Orchestra at age 15.