MAHKU is a collective of artist-researchers from the Huni Kuin people. MAHKU
started from the traditional training process that Ibã Huni Kuin (Isaias Sales) did with his father Tuin Huni Kuin (Romão Sales), a notable researcher on the knowledge of the Huni Kuin people. Throughout his life, he safeguarded the musical knowledge and rituals that were in danger of disappearing in a society based around rubber tapping. Ibã combined this traditional training with the tools of writing and research, gained through training as a teacher, and began to record and publish these songs.