1980 to 2010
November 30, -0001
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Uakti (WAHK-chee) is a Brazilian instrumental musical group that is composed of Marco AntÃ´nio GuimarÃ£es, Artur AndrÃ©s Ribeiro, Paulo SÃ©rgio Santos, and DÃ©cio Ramos. Uakti is known for using custom-made instruments, built by the group itself. The name of the group comes from a Tukano native South American legend. Uakti was a mythological being who lived on the banks of the Rio Negro. His body was full of holes, which, when the wind passed through them, produced sounds that bewitched the women of the tribe. The men hunted down Uakti and killed him.