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W.I.T.C.H. Feat. Jacco Gardner

the most popular Zambian rock band of the 1970

We Intend To Cause Havoc (W.I.T.C.H.) were the most popular Zambian rock band of the 1970, fusing influences that ranged from the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple as well as traditional African rhythms, they spearheaded a new genre dubbed Zamrock. Releasing the first Zambian pop album in 1973, followed by another four, W.I.T.C.H. dominated the Zambian charts during their five year lifespan. Largely unknown outside their home country, they finally got the exposure they deserved when Now Again Records reissued their whole catalog in 2012. Lead singer and sole original suiving member Emmanuel “Jagari” Chanda has since played outside Africa and began a collaboration with Jacco Gardner in 2016 which will be showcased on a European Tour in September 2017. Joining Jagari onstage to play songs from their five album catalog will be Jacco Gardner on bass, Jay Whitefield (Whitefield Brothers, Poets of Rhythm) on lead guitar, Patrick Mwondela (“Disco” W.I.T.C.H.) on keys, Nic Mauskoviç (Jacco Gardner Band, Eerie Wanda, The Mauskoviç Dance Band, Altin Gün) on drums and Stefan Lilov (L’Eclair) on rhythm guitar.