Cyril "congopunQ" Atef was born in Berlin may 1968 to a french mother and Iranian father. The family moved to LA in 1978 I've been playing drums for 32 years. I've been singing since a few years and started composing in the late 80's. After studying music in LA and Boston he left for Europe in 1990 to tour with Boston based percussion band "Ozain". He toured that summer on the streets of various European capitals and he decided to settle in paris august 1990. since then he has been working with different bands . from french reggae artist Princess Erika to Aswad, from an afro-funk combo called Hopen Collective to Cameronian bikutsi star Mama Ohandja, with RaaÃ?Â singers Cheb Mami, Cheb Saraoui + Chaba Fadela and L'orchestre national de barb's (ONB), from french pop-rock superstar -M- to singer-songwriters Alain Bashung and Brigitte Fontaine. from the experimental hybrid sextet Olympic Gramofon to my main 100% improv. band Bumcello with cellist Vincent Segal. from LA based Geggy Tah (with Tommy Jordan) to NYC based Chocolate Genius...and many more.