There were two different variations of Los Orientales de Paramonga, or simply Los Orientales. One was led by Maximiliano (Maximo) Chávez, the other by Víctor Ramírez, who was originally a member of Chávez's group. Paramonga is a city in the north of Peru, 200 km from Lima.
The "original" Los Orientales were founded in 1968 by students of Colegio Miguel Grau De Paramonga. Band leader Maximo Chávez was a self-taught guitarist who couldn’t read music….
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