- 29 Jun 21
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Following the achievement of independence from British colonialism, the drive to establish a new cultural heritage for Zambia led to the evolution of 'Zamrock', a new musical style which fused elements from Western music popular in the country –from folk to funk – with aspects of more traditional Zambian music.
Leading the charge in this musical revolution was WITCH, fronted by Emanuel Chanda. Riding to success on a wave of national pride and optimism through the 1970s, WITCH faded into obscurity as Zambia’s political and economic systems fell into chaos with the decade’s close.
A chance encounter with their music led director Gio Arlotta to champion the revival of the band and their music, now reissued on vinyl, in a charming and engaging documentary reminiscent of Malik Bendjelloul’s critically acclaimed Searching For Sugar Man (2012).
Hot Press have two t-shirts from the film – which will be available to watch from IFI @ Home Friday, July 2 – to give away. We'll be doing so on Twitter, and announcing the winners on Friday, July 2. (For a chance to win passes to the film, visit this competition).
The deadline to enter the t-shirt competition will be Thursday, July 1 at 4pm – so hurry over to the Hot Press Twitter page!
To be in with a chance of winning simply follow Hot Press on Twitter (@hotpress) and retweet our competition post.
Watch the trailer for WITCH: We Indent to Cause Havoc below.
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