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WITCH documentary crowdfunding campaign

The film about the pioneering Zambian rock group needs a last financial push to reach the finishing line

A new film about Zamrock group WITCH (short for We Intend To Cause Havoc) tells the story of one of the biggest rock groups in Zambia in the 1970s, whose influences ranged from The Rollng Stones, Black Sabbath and James Brown to African rhythms and village song.

Called We Intend To Cause Havoc, the documentary follows the group on tour in Europe 45 years after the release of their debut album Introduction, interviewing their last surviving founder member Jagari Chanda alongside archival footage from the 1960s and 70s. Starting with WITCH’s emergence as psychedelic rockers in a newly independent Zambia, the film charts their move towards disco and how they coped in a political and financial climate that grew increasingly unstable. It also covers the death of WITCH’s other four founder members from AIDS and Chanda's turn to religion.

An Indiegogo campaign is currently underway to help fund the final stages of the film’s production. You can listen to and download the track “October Night (Live At The Moth Club)” via Soundcloud, and you can watch a trailer of We Intend To Cause Havoc below.