W.I.T.C.H. – Live on KEXP

Witch (often stylized as WITCH or W.I.T.C.H.) is a Zamrock* band formed in the 1970s. Widely seen as the most popular Zambian band of the 1970s, WITCH (an acronym for “We Intend To Cause Havoc”), was headed by lead vocalist Emanuel “Jagari” Chanda. The band formed during Zambia’s post-independence golden days, but by the late-1970s, economic collapse and increasing government authoritarianism saw WITCH, like most Zamrock bands, fading away. The band was revived in 2012 after reissues of their records became popular abroad.

* Zamrock is a musical genre that emerged in the 1970s in Zambia. It is described as a combination of traditional African music with psychedelic rock, garage rock, hard rock, blues and funk. Some artists also pulled from acid rock, heavy metal and folk music. It has been described as the combined sound of Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. Many Zamrock bands were also influenced by the heavy repetitive riffs of bands like Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, the Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, and Cream. Rikki Ililonga and his band Musi-O-Tunya are generally credited as the creators of this genre. Other notable artists include WITCH, The Peace, Amanaz, Chrissy “Zebby” Tembo, and Paul Ngozi and his Ngozi Family.

http://KEXP.ORG presents W.I.T.C.H. performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded June 16, 2022.


  1. Waile
  2. Living In The Past
  3. Chifundo
  4. Evil Woman

Emmanuel Jagari Chanda – Vocals
Patrick Mwondela – Keys
Jacco Gardner – Bass
JJ Whitefield – Guitar
Nico Mauskovic – Drums
Stefan Lilov – Guitar
Alain Sandri – Percussion

Host: Eva Walker
Audio Engineer: Julian Martlew
Audio Mixer: Jacco Gardner
Mastering: Matt Ogaz
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Carlos Cruz, Alaia D’Alessandro & Scott Holpainen
Editor: Jim Beckmann


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