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November 10, 2019, at 8:00 pm$49 – $149
Los Kjarkas is a Bolivian band founded in 1965 from the Capinota province in the department of Cochabamba, and the most popular Andean folk music band in the country’s history. Among the styles they play are Saya, Tuntuna, Huayno, and Carnavales.
The band has always been led by its founding singer, guitarist, and songwriter Gonzalo Hermosa González, who formed the band with his brothers Élmer Hermosa González and Ulises Hermosa González, as well as Gastón Guardia Bilboa and Ramiro de la Zerda.
They have toured across Japan, Europe, Scandinavia, the United States, South America, and Australia, and have composed over 350 songs. Kjarkas have founded two schools teaching Andean folk music: the Musical School of Kjarkas (Lima, Peru) and La Fundación Kjarkas (Ecuador). The group’s cultural heritage is passed down in the next generation with the popular youth group band Chila Jatun, made up by the sons of this influential Bolivian group.