Most of them were native to Schaarbeek (a district of Brussels), or nearby Charleroi, Willebroek and Liège.
After a musical eclipse in the mid-sixties, the band is reassembled a few years later, in a new line-up and with a different sound; this time, the band's made up of session musicians, who are also part of other bands or projects (see also El Chicles, Chicken Curry & His Pop Percussion Orchestra, Plus, The S.S.O. Orchestra, Superfunk Special). The new Chakachas go for a mix of Latin/Soul/Funk/Jazz/Afro. The bulk of the songs is provided by Willy Albimoor and Nico Gomez. Their biggest hit will be "Jungle Fever" (1970).
The Chakachas also recorded under the name Los Chicles.