Once upon a time, W.I.T.C.H. ruled Zambia. In the seventies, the band responsible for pioneering ‘zamrock’ often needed police to control the crowds riled up by lead singer Jagari (whose name is an Africanisation of Mick Jagger’s). As the AIDS crisis destroyed the country’s flourishing music scene, W.I.T.C.H. fell apart. The iconic ensemble is survived by Jagari, who, after decades in obscurity, was brought back into the public eye following a discography reissue by Now Again Records. Since 2017, the frontman has been returning W.I.T.C.H. to the stage alongside Dutch musicians Jacco Gardner and Nic Mauskoviç. The new album ‘Zango’, which perfectly soundtracked this and all summers, is W.I.T.C.H.’s first in nearly four decades.