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The Library of Things We Forgot to Remember, photographed for Common, curated by Khanya Mashabela, 6 May – 26 July 2023. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Title Lukombo Vibes Date 1976 Authors WITCH Type Vinyl record

WITCH was a 'Zamrock' band founded by vocalist Emmanuel 'Jagari' Chanda. The band's name is an acronym: 'We Intend To Cause Havoc'. In the period immediately after Zambia gained independence, the music scene began to flourish as a result of the country's growing economic wealth from copper mines. Jagari's name was derived from Mick Jagger, reflecting the influence of Western music in the country at the time. Widely known in the SADC during their peak, they played concerts that reached the fervour of riots in Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. With Zambia's descent into authoritarianism, political corruption, and economic decline, the Zamrock scene dwindled and the band broke up. In the 2010s, there was a revival of the band, with the surviving band members working alongside young, European musicians. This revival was subject to a documentary titled Witch: We Intend to Cause Havoc.