Rumillajta was a Bolivian musical group that performed and recorded music from the Andean region, with an emphasis on their own country. The group was formed in 1980, taking as their name the Quecha word for "(ruined) city of stone". Rumillajta became one of the most important performers of Andean music. They were the subjects of a short documentary by the BBC, and performed on three continents. Although their music was firmly rooted in traditional forms and instrumentation, their lyrics were often more contemporary, dealing with political and social issues.