Los Kjarkas is a Bolivian band, one of the most popular Andean folk bands in the region's history. They have played a pivotal part in the development of lambada and other styles of music, and have also founded two schools focusing on Andean folk music, the Musical School of Kjarkas (Lima, Peru) and La Fundacion Kjarkas (Ecuador). They have toured across Japan, Europe and Scandinavia, the United States and South America.
The band's leader has always been singer, guitarist and songwriter Gonzalo Hermosa Gonzalez, who formed the band with his brothers Elmer and Ulises, as well as Gaston Guardia Bilboa and Ramiro de la Zerda. De la Zerda left group and Ulises Hermosa died of cancer, replaced by Eduardo Yanez Loayza, Rolando Malpartida Porcel and Jose Luis Morales Rodriguez.