Melkweg x Africadelic x ADE | Witch: We Intend To Cause Havoc (2019) | Free online screening and Q&A
During ADE 2020 (October 21-25), Melkweg and Africadelic are hosting a unique online program of music documentaries highlighting the influence of African and African diasporic artist on electronic music. One of the films we are streaming worldwide for free is WITCH: We Intend to Cause Havoc (2019, 88′), with an online Q&A with director Gio Arlotta and producer Tim Spreng on Sunday, October 25 at 8pm (CEST)!
Melkweg x Africadelic x ADE 2020: WITCH: We Intend to Cause Havoc (2019) | Online screening and Q&A
Title: WITCH: We Intend to Cause Havoc
Director: Gio Arlotta
Country: Zambia, Czech Republic, Italy
Language: English with English subtitles
Available: From 23-25 Oct at ADE
In the 1970s, WITCH (an acronym for We Intend To Cause Havoc) was Zambia’s most popular rock band. In the meantime, the legendary pranks of frontman Emmanuel ‘Jagari’ Chanda have been forgotten by most people. The ex-rocker, who converted to Christianity, now makes a living as a miner. Director Gio Arlotta and musician Jacco Gardner travel with Jagari through Zambia to reveal and revive his past as a rock icon. Their musical journey of discovery results in a reunion of WITCH, which is going on a European tour for the first time. Apart from a portrait of a Zambian music icon, this documentary also works as an example of the rich musical cross-pollination between Europe and Africa. Bands like The Rolling Stones were inspired by the rhythms and grooves of African artists. In turn, they inspired countless African musicians to climb the stage themselves and combine psychedelic rock with more traditional influences. WITCH: We Intend To Cause Havoc is an ode to this undervalued musical movement from Zambia.
Africadelic is an organization committed to the promotion of the cultural creativity and diversity in and from Africa (including the African diaspora). The organization develops, produces and promotes festivals and other socio-cultural initiatives, such as music concerts, dance performances, film screenings, art exhibitions and critical debates, with a focus on artists and visitors from Africa and the African diaspora as well as those with an interest in and appreciation for cultural creativity and diversity in and out of Africa.