In the next installment of CCA & Lost Padre Records’s music + film series, CCA Amplified, we’re proud to present a one-time special screening of We Intend to Cause Havoc (W.I.T.C.H.). The documentary follows Zambia’s most popular rock band of the 1970s led by the powerful vocalist, Jagari, whose name is an Africanisation of Mick Jagger’s. Through the resurrection of a music that was forgotten by many and unheard by most, the film explores the life of a former African rockstar, and the excitement around the rediscovery of his music by a new generation of Western fans.
The screening will be proceeded by a brief, recorded talk between the film’s director and W.I.T.C.H.’s manager, Gio Arlotta, and CCA Head of Cinema Programming, Luke Henley.
About Gio Arlotta
After completing a degree in Economics at Bocconi University and landing a job in finance, at the ripe age of 23, Gio Arlotta realized there was more to life than the grayness found in a corporate office. Switching from numbers to letters, he moved to London where he completed a postgraduate course in journalism at the London School of Journalism, followed by a stint in publishing. He decided to pursue his passion for underground music by starting a blog, called Is Your Clam In A Jam? It was through the blog that in 2014 he started a DIY video project capturing underground rock bands’ performances on a VHS camera. In the summer of that year, he was invited on a cross-continental trip across Africa passing through Zambia where he met Jagari Chanda, lead singer of legendary Zambian Rock band W.I.T.C.H., and started the path to documenting his life and bringing his music to the rest of the world as the film’s director and the band’s manager. When he’s not touring the world with the band he keeps exploring and experimenting with different video styles and working at the family farm in Northern Italy.
Founded in 2018, Lost Padre Records has the largest selection of vinyl of any record store in New Mexico. Named “The Best Record Store in New Mexico” by VinylMePlease.com, the downtown Santa Fe located shop specializes in new and used vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs as well as vintage and new turntables, receivers and speakers. Their prime, around the Plaza corner location at 131 W. Water Street, regularly hosts live music.