Discover the psychedelic sounds of rock superstars WITCH in a guided tour
through their mud-hut village formation to superstardom in the politically
turbulent Zambia of the 70s, and eventual re-discovery by contemporary
The film 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 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.
After an arrest, prison sentence and religious conversion Jagari ends up
leading the quiet life of a countryside quartz miner until a reunion and
performances in front of adoring crowds on his first ever European tour, 40
years after his last album was released.