Perkakšns was founded in 2001 as a percussion group, and they performed as such for about 10 years. They performed traditional percussion music from different parts of the world. They mainly focused on West African traditional music and they also recorded the CD Perkakšns.
In the last few years, their focus shifted from traditional African music to Cuban and Oriental music and has finally settled on creating their own music on various instruments. The group was expanded with the addition of two guitars, a bass, a flute, and vocals.