Los Jaivas was formed in Chile in 1963. Their music is a celebration of the people of the Americas: their rhythms, instruments and spirits. They perform with native instruments such as the kultrún, trutrucas, charango, cuatro, zampoñas and quenas, mixing them with synthesizers, piano, drums, guitars and electric bass.
Among the important milestones in the band’s history, the symphonic work of Los Jaivas deserves a special mention. In 1973 they performed their first concert with a symphonic orchestra in Vina del Mar, Chile. In 1974 they performed their work “Letanías por el Azar” in Buenos Aires, and in the Netherlands they toured with Overijssels Phiharmonic Orkest, conducted by Libor Pesek.
In their 41 year career, they have performed on five continents in places like Carnegie Hall in New York, the Olympia in Paris, the Frankfurter Opera House, the Royal Festival Hall in London, and at festivals in Cuba, Bolivia, Patagonia, Buenos Aires, Macchu Picchu, Peru, Chile, and the Antarctic Continent.