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Gio Arlotta Discusses His Documentary “W.I.T.C.H” and the ZamRock Movement of the 70s

Groovy Joe Kunda and Emmanuel ‘Jagari’ Chanda in WITCH WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC (Bulldog Film Distribution)
Groovy Joe Kunda and Emmanuel ‘Jagari’ Chanda in WITCH WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC (Bulldog Film Distribution)

Gio Arlotta’s documentary follows the twenty-first-century formation of WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) Zambia’s most popular rock band of the 1970s and leaders of the ground-breaking ‘Zamrock’ movement. Lead singer, Jagari, whose name is an Africanisation of Mick Jagger’s, guides us through the band’s awakening to the sounds of The Rolling Stones and the British Invasion bands of the 60s, which would see Jagari and the band develop their own unique blend of heavy psychedelic rock and African rhythms taking them to the pinnacle of Zambia’s music scene.

Watch the full interview with documentary filmmaker Gio Arlotta below

WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) is available in UK cinemas and digital release 2nd July 2021.

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Presh Williams

Big Picture Film Club Co-Founder.