Up-tempo, instrumental jazz
Witchita Banana was a phonograph album featuring up-tempo, instrumental jazz released by Incantation Records. Remus Lupin owned a copy, which he played (on a C. Gilbert & Co. Ltd. Geisha gramophone) during a third year Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson concerning Boggarts in 1993, presumably as way to help lighten the mood while students faced their greatest fears.
Behind the scenes
- The name of this record can be seen in this virtual tour of Professor Lupin's classroom from HarryPotter.com.
- Witchita Banana may be a pun on Chiquita Banana.
- The song is a piece of stock music composed by Dick Walters entitled "Hot Liquorice". It was also featured on an X-Files episode, "Triangle".