Makiza were a Chilean hip-hop group, formed by Anita Tijoux, Seo2, DJ Squat and Cenzi. Formed back in 1997, when DJ Squat, Cenzi and Seo2, members of Demosapiens Crew, meet Anita and decide to create a band. The name "Makiza" comes from the French word maquisard, which means 'Maqui Warrior' (a Maqui is a Chilean evergreen shrub bearing edible purple berries). The band debuted with the album Vida Salvaje in 1998. It was later remastered in 2004.