Director: Gio Arlotta
Plot: The formation of WITCH, Zambia’s most popular rock band of the 1970s. It documents the life of its lead singer, Jagari, whose name is an Africanisation of Mick Jagger’s.
Runtime: 1 Hour 28 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: WITCH: We Intend to Cause Havoc starts by following Emmanuel Chanda who puts together a crew including Jacco Gardner and Nic Mauskovic, from different backgrounds who travel to Zambia to learn more about Jagari, the lead singer of a ‘Zamrock’ band from the 1970s, WITCH.
Jagari built up a reputation in Africa for being their own version if Mick Jagger, only the fame never took off to the heights, with him being the last remaining member of the band, who is now a miner. They look at how the band gets recreated and starts to travel the world, bringing the music to more people than ever before.
Thoughts on WITCH: We Intend to Cause Havoc
Thoughts – WITCH: We Intend to Cause Havoc is a documentary that looks to explore what happened to a 70s Zamrock band WITCH (We Intend to Cause Havoc) who were a massive hit in the country of Zambia, only for the band to vanish, with only the lead singer left alive. We get to learn about the rise of the band and what caused them to not become the international sensation they could have become. We get to see how one man looked to try and make them famous now, bringing their sound to the rest of the world, showing that music can bring people together no matter where they have come from or where they are going too.
Final Thoughts – WITCH: We Intend to Cause Havoc is a fascinating documentary about how music can bring the world together.