April 13, 2009

Los Kjarkas - Music from the high mountains of Bolivia

Los Kjarkas en concierto Inspired lyrics, beautiful folk melodies and more than 35 years of history make Los Kjarkas one of the most representative bands of Andean music. They have performed around the world, particularly in Japan, where their song “Florcita azul” got the 10th place on a folk music contest, among more than 1800 contestants. All in all, I liked the following song more :)

Tiempo al tiempo (1986)

Their most popular song is, however, “Llorando se fue”.  This song reached international fame when the French band Kaoma adapted it to caporal rhythm without authorization, peaking at the singles charts worldwide for several weeks. A successful lawsuit was filed by Los Kjarkas, for which Kaoma had to share some of their earnings with them.

Llorando se fue (1981)

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