The Orchestra Man
At the age of ten he moved with his parents to Los Angeles where he continued to study drums, before joining the Musician Institute (Percussion Institute of Technology) in 1984 for one year.
He played with several bands: "Samaki and the Vibrations" (funk cover band), "Collaborative Cultures" (world-funk), while closely following the evolution of the punk movement.
A stint at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (1989) allowed him to strengthen his knowledge of harmonies and the theoretical basis of music.
Notorious music groups / collaborations of Cyril Atef :
Samaki and the Vibrations; Collaborative Cultures; Berklee College of Music; Marcello Rossi; Julien Lourau; Cheb Mami; Yves Robert; Incredible Jungle Beat; l'Orchestre national de Barbès; Brigitte Fontaine; Alain Bashung; Matthieu Chedid ; Nathalie Natiembé ; Bernard Lavilliers ; Gnawa Njoum Experience ; Oshen ; Bumcello ; Vincent Ségal ; Gotan Project ; Monsieur Cong ; CongopunQ ; Louis Bertignac ; Hilaire Penda ; Piers Faccini ; Olivier Araste ; Fixi...