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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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Uakti - Oficina Instrumental album art Uakti Oficina Instrumental (Album) Ariola Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
Uakti - Uakti II album art Uakti Uakti II (Album) Ariola Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
Uakti - Tudo E Todas As Coisas album art Uakti Tudo E Todas As Coisas (Album) Barclay Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
Uakti - Mapa album art Uakti Mapa (Album) BMG Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
Uakti - 21 album art Uakti 21 (Album) Sonhos & Sons Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
Uakti - I Ching album art Uakti I Ching (Album) Point Music Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Uakti - Trilobyte album art Uakti Trilobyte (Album) Point Music Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Uakti - Aguas Da Amazonia album art Philip Glass / Uakti Philip Glass / Uakti - Aguas Da Amazonia (Album) Point Music Europe 1999 Sell This Version
UT001 Uakti - Mulungu Do Cerrado album art Uakti E Tabinha Uakti E Tabinha - Mulungu Do Cerrado(CD, Album) Not On Label UT001 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
AF0001000 Uakti - classicos album art Uakti classicos(CD, Album) Not On Label AF0001000 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
UAK010 Uakti - Oiapok Xui album art Uakti Oiapok Xui(CD) Sonhos & Sons UAK010 Brazil 2005 Sell This Version
60251781745 Uakti - Blindness album art Uakti Blindness(CD, Album) Decca, Universal Music 60251781745 Brazil 2008 Sell This Version
9930427 Uakti - Beatles album art Uakti Beatles(CD, Album) Sonhos & Sons 9930427 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

446 044-2 Uakti - Earth (Tierra) album art Uakti Earth (Tierra)(CD, Single) PolyGram Ibérica, S.A. 446 044-2 Spain 1994 Sell This Version


Uakti - Uakti album art Uakti Uakti (Comp) Verve Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Uakti - Point Music album art Uakti / Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso / John Moran (5) Uakti / Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso / John Moran (5) - Point Music (Comp) Point Music US 1992 Sell This Version


DVD001 Uakti - Uakti album art Uakti Uakti(DVD-V, Aud) Sonhos & Sons DVD001 Brazil 2006 Sell This Version