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Background information
Origin BoliviaBolivia
Years active 1979–01
  • Discolandia Dueri y Cía
  • Tumi
  • Rumillajta Recordings
Associated acts
Past members Juan Jorge Laura, Víctor Ferrel, Edwin Rowert, Édgar Villarroel, Adrián Villanueva, Néstor Tintaya, Juan Carlos Cordero, Édgar Mtes. de Oca, Miguel A. Puña, Max Carlos Ponce, Miguel A. Villanueva, Alejandro Alarcón, Gustavo Tarqui, Efrain Loza, Mauricio Flores, Cristian Flores Christian Espinosa y René Matías

Rumillajta (Quechua rumi stone, llaqta place (village, town, city, country, nation),[1] pronounced ɾʊmɪ'ʎaqta) is a Bolivian musical quintet that formed in 1980 and became one of the most important progenitors of Andean music. They were the subjects of a short documentary from the BBC and played at festivals on three continents. Their music concerns folk themes and nature as well as more political themes like coca, foreign exploitation and indigenous rights. Rumillajta apparently ceased to exist in 2001 after the release of their last CD, Pachakuti.


  • City of Stone (1984)
  • Hoja De Coca (1984)
  • Pachamama (1986)
  • Wiracocha (1987)
  • Tierra Mestiza (1989)
  • Urupampa (1991)
  • Atahuallpa (1994)
  • Takiririllasu (1995)
  • Pachakuti (2001)

Contributing artist


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)

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