|Format||LP Full Moon Yellow Vinyl/
|Label||Desert Daze Sound|
WITCH were the first band in Zambia to release a commercial album - 1973’s ‘Introduction’. Blending the rock and roll sounds of The Rolling Stones together with more traditional, African rhythms, WITCH pioneered a new genre dubbed Zamrock, and
during their brief, yet prolific existence, WITCH (an acronym for We Intend To Cause Havoc) released seven albums and were the most revered band in the country.
In 2023, WITCH will release their eighth studio album, ‘Zango’, via Desert Daze Sound, a new Partisan imprint A&Red by the founder of the Desert Daze festival, Phil Pirrone.
On Zango, bandleader Emmanuel ‘Jagari’ Chanda is joined by Patrick Mwondela on keys, Nico Mauskoviç on drums and percussion, Stefan Lilov and JJ Whitefield on guitars, and Jacco Gardner on bass, who is also credited with producing the album
The album features collaborations with Keith Kabwe (Amanaz), Theresa Ng’ambi, Hanna Tembo and Sampa The Great. Recorded in the same studio in Zambia where the band’s sensational 1975 album ‘Lazy Bones’ had been made some 46 years prior - DB Studios - ‘Zango’ tells the story of the band’s phoenix-like rebirth into its current supergroup-like state.
The album is full of international and inter-generational collaborations that chart musical histories from Zambia and beyond. CD housed in a cardboard wallet. LP pressed on Zambian Full Moon Yellow vinyl, housed in a single sleeve jacket and printed inner sleeve.
By The Time You Realize
Streets Of Lusaka
Avalanche Of Love
Stop The Rot
These Eyes Of Mine
Message from W.I.T.C.H.