Also known as UAKTI
Members of Uakti: Arthur Andres, Decio De Souza Ramos Filho, Marco Antonio Guimaraes, Paulo Santos
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Discography of Uakti:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Aguas Da Amazonia 10 Audio 1999-08-03 Point Music
2 Trilobyte 14 Audio 1996 Point Music
3 Oficina Instrumental 6 Audio 1985 Barclay
4 Mapa 5 Audio 1989 BMG
5 Mulungu Do Cerrado 10 Audio 2001 Polo Industrrial De Manaus
6 Oficina Instrumental 6 Audio 1981 Ariola
7 Oiapok Xui 12 Audio 2005 Sonhos & Sons
8 Uakti II 7 Audio 1982 Ariola
9 Uakti 10 Audio 1987 Verve Records
10 I Ching 11 Audio 1993 Point Music
11 Mapa 6 Audio 1992 Point Music
12 Uakti 10 Audio 1987 Verve Records
13 21 10 Audio 1992 Sonhos & Sons
14 Mapa 6 Audio 1992 Point Music
15 Point Music 46 Audio 1992 Point Music
16 Aguas Da Amazonia 10 Audio 2006 Orange Mountain Music
17 Earth (Tierra) 3 Audio 1994 PolyGram Ibérica, S.A.
18 Beatles 16 Audio 2012-12-04 Sonhos & Sons
19 Mapa 6 Audio 1992 Point Music

Uakti (WAHK-chee) is a Brazilian instrumental musical group that is composed of Marco Antônio Guimarães, Artur Andrés Ribeiro, Paulo Sérgio Santos, and Décio Ramos. Uakti is known for using custom-made instruments, built by the group itself.The group's leader, Marco Antônio Guimarães, studied music at the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador. There he met and took classes with Walter Smetak, who passed on to him his passion for constructing musical instruments. In the years following his training, Marco Antônio played cello with the São Paulo and Minas Gerais symphony orchestras. During the same period he constructed, in the basement of his house, various instruments out of PVC, wood, and metal. In order to have musicians to play these instruments, in 1978 Guimarães had the idea of bringing together some of his colleagues from the Orquestra Sinfônica de Belo Horizonte, to meet at the Foundation for Artistic Education of Belo Horizonte. Various musicians took part; among them were the percussionists Paulo Sérgio Santos and Décio de Souza Ramos, the flutist Artur Andrés Ribeiro, and the cellist Cláudio Luz do Val. These musicians learned how to play the instruments, and the group Uakti was formed. Marco Antônio Guimarães became the principal composer and arranger, although all the participants frequently contributed their own compositions.

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